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The Hilltop News 

The Students' Newspaper 


Speaking of conscientious Freshmen these just about take the cake. It seems that they somehow or other 
got word of the new Rat Rules and decided to start in early so as to be sure not to offend any stern 
Upperclassman. The enterprising; young men are left to right Charlie Hewett, Hanlin Scott, Claud Shill, 
John Whitehead, and Bobbie Bowen.— Staff photo by Culley. 


Era Begins 

Frosh To Get New Rules 

The days when Southern Freshmen were unseen, unheard and un- 
bothered are gone forever,. This fall begins an era in which the fresh- 
man will be known as a "frosh", and nature will be aided in her- color- 
ful decorations by moving dabs of yellow here and there about the 

These few words bring us to the 
fact that the student body of Bir- 
mingham-Southern has proposed 
for the freshmen "To Do, And Not 
To Do." These rules were suggested 
by the Y.M.C.A. Cabinet and ac- 
cepted by the student body in an 
effort to promote or increase that 
(Quote President Paty) intangable 
thing called school spirit. 

The rules are very simple, in fact 

so simple that even some of the 

seniors can understand them. The 
main feature of the freshmen trib- 
uations will be caps which will be 
worn jauntly on the heads of those 
fortunate members of the 1940 
freshman class. These caps will 
remain proudly on the said heads 
till time doth them part. The sec 
ond rule states that no freshman 
shall soil the soles of his shoes or 
the base of his pride by walking 
across the quadrangle. The third 
phase of rat limitations will require 
each freshman to be armed with a 
book at all moments that he is grac- 
ing the campus with his presence. 
The fourth and last note of fresh- 
men rules stated that freshmen 
shall speak to everyone he passes 
on the campus. If he doesn't know 
the name the freshman shall use 
Mr. or Miss as the sex demands. 

Punishments will be meted out 
according to the severity of the 
crime. For absence of a book a 
brick will be substituted and a pink 
ribbon will adorn, the heads left 
bare by forgotten caps. 

These rules will be enforced for 
four weeks by freshman board (not 
of wood fibre) composed of repre- 
sentatives from each class. These 
men will be elected by the classes 
they are to represent and will serve 
for one semester. Any member of 
the student body may report an 

infraction of the rules but only a 
member of the board may inflict a 

On October the eighteenth the 
Sophomore Class will engage the 
Freshmen in several tests of 
strength, skill and numbers. These 
battles will take place in Munger 
Bowl and will include sack races, 
a push ball contest, bull doging, 
and a grand finale consisting of a 
tug of war. Points will be awarded 
to the winner in each event and 
should the Freshmen points total 
higher than the Soph's, they may 
throw away the caps and forget rat 
rules for all times. Should the 
Sophomores win, the cap wearing 
and rules will be enforced for two 
weeks longer. 


Y. W. Girls 



Rushing into its second year of 
existence, the YWCA book ex- 
change has been serving Hilltop- 
pcrs all week and will continue to 
do so throughout next week until 
demands have been satisfied. 

The driving force this year be- 
hind the second-hand book distrib- 
uting agency is Betty Ann Hard, 
who was given the nod for the ex- 
ecutive post last Friday in a YW 
cabinet meeting. The appointment 
was made by Dorothy Trotter, pres- 
ident of YWCA. 

Books are on sale at the ticket 
office outside the front entrance of 
Munger Auditorium. Office hours 
are from 8:00 a.m. until either the 
sales girls pass out or customers 
quit coming, whichever event (or 
non-event) takes place first. 


Yeilding Misses Some 

Although most of us enjoy waving a hearty greeting to Mr. Yeilding 
on the campus or in the Bookstore, meeting him in his office isn't al- 
ways as pleasant. With past experiences as a reminder we groan with 
envy as we see those exempted, pass while we are still waiting in 
Bursar's outer office. 

Seventeeen scholarships were giv- 
en this year to girls and boys from 
all over the state and one each 
from Georgia and Florida. The new 
Alumni scholarships claimed ten 
of those and the Phi Beta Kappa 
awards went to six. The remaining 
Oratorical Scholarship was given to 
Don Brush of Ensley. 

The winners of the Alumni 
awards are: 

Thomas Breitling. Grand Bay, 
Ala.; Miss Myra Ware Williams, 

Greenville, Ala.; John Lumpkin, 
Tuskegee, Ala.; Clifton Shelby, 
Selma. Ala.; Phyllis Kirtpatrick, 
Fairfax, Ala.: Ellen Spencer, Mar- 
ion, Ala.; Troy Thompson, Jr., Cull- 
man, Ala.; Sara Ellner, Decatur, 
Ala.; Orian Truss, Birmingham: and 
James Watts of Chipley Florida. 

The Phi Beta Kappa winners are: 

Mary Jane Grimes, Claude Shill, 
and James Catha all of Birming- 
ham, with Robert Mowry, Atlanta; 
Grace Parker, Brewton, and Nellie 
ttenegar of Florence. 


May Float 
In Gym Pool 

Have you ever seen a battleship 
floating in a swimming pool? 

The chances are that you will in 
the very near future. For work on 
the Hilltop's new $100,000 Gymna- 
sium is at a temporary standstill 
as steel manufacturers use all their 
products building battleships. 

It was explained to the Hilltop 
News industrial reporter that the 
steel manufacturers don't care what 
happens to the battleships after 
they make them, but since all well 
bred blast furnaces are turning out 
boats daily, it seems quite the thing 
to do. 

And Coach Battle says we're go- 
ing to get steel. 

Careful study by the Hilltop 
News Legal department shows 
that: whereas, all steel is going into 
battleships; and, since the Gym is 
doing to get steel, there will soon 
be a battleship floating in the near- 
ly finished swimming pool. 

Simple, isn't it? 

Streamlined Student 
Government Gets 
Under Way 

Efficiency?— that's just the half of it. 

Streamlined is the only way to describe the workings of the 
student government which began to function Monday. 

Without fuss or flurry, the entire student body has pledged support 
to the new "code of honor'' which perfect our Southern gentlemen. 

Robert Walston, bookkeeper in 
the bursar's office, has been chos- 
en by the Student Activity Board 
as treasurer of the student funds. 

Plans have been completed for 
the selection of the members of 
the newly created "Executive Coun- 
cil," along with class officers of 
the freshman, sophomore, junior, 
and senior classes on Oct. 2. 

With these major steps behind, 
Student Body President John How- 
ard is working to oil the remaining 
machinery of the new constitution 
which was accepted by an over- 
whelming majority in last April's 

Though all students may obtain 
copies of the new constitution from 
the office of the dean, the Hilltop 
News is listing important changes 

from the old setup. 

The reallocation of the student ac- 
tivity fee provides the Dramatics 
department, the music groups, the 
Hilltop News, and La Revue with 
funds sufficient to carry on their 
work without ending each season 
with a large deficit. 

A merger of the Co-Ed Council 
and the Student Senate into one 
"Executive Council" permits a more 
efficient management of duties 
which formerly overlapped when 
the two groups met Problems 
which concern boys or girls alone, 
such as individual violations of the 
honor system, will be considered 
by the male or female members 
of the board in separate meetings. 

Eligibility for candidacy for the 
various offices has been narrowed 
with the adoption of a rule requir- 
ing a scholastic average equal to 
the general average of the student 
body (which means 1.2 to 1.3). 

Work has not yet begun on the 
organization of the four classes as 
provided for in the new construc- 
tion. Despite this fact, the election 
of class officers is required under 
the new constitution on Oct 2. 

The selection of Bursar's Office 
Asssitant Walston as treasurer of 
the reorganized student fund was 
made at the close of the 193940 
term by representative students and 
faculty members who took part in 
the reallocation of the student fee. 
Although the appointment of this 
office is the duty of the Executive 
Council, it was explained that this 
constitutional process would be al- 
most impossible since there is no 
Executive Council yet. 




One compulsory convocation a 
week, passed in faculty meeting 
Wednesday night, looms before the 
student body. 

The first general assembly of 
this session will be held in Munger 
Auditorium today at 12:3C. How- 
ever, thereafter compulsory convo- 
cations will fall on Wednesdays ac- 
cording to Dean Hale, chairman of 
the committee directing compulsory 
convocations. Others on the com- 
mittee are Mr. Raymond F. An- 
derson who will be in charge of 
the music. Dr. Harold H. Hutson, 
in charge of religious devotion, and 
Mr. George R. Stuart, Jr. 

Compulsory convocation was in- 
stalled by the administration as a 
result of recommendation by the 
Student Life Committee. This rec- 
ommendation, according to Dr. 
Leon F. Sensabaugh, chairman, was 
prompted by students' opinions 
voiced before the Student Life 
Committee last session. 

News Staff 

The staff of THE HILLTOP 
NEWS for this semester will be: 
Bob Lively, managing editor; Les- 
ter Gingold, sports editor; Nell 
Burks, society editor; Virginia Van 
der Veer, feature editor. Filling in 
as first assistant editors, second 
assistant editors, third assistant edi- 
tors, copy boys, reporters etc., will 
be Tip Rice, Bill Ware, John A. 
Reynold-*, Jean Arnold, Ann Blev- 


Page Two 

The Hilltop News 



Students And The World Crisis 

The Hilltop News 

Frank Cash, Editor — Tom Dill, Business Manager 

Published weekly during the school year and entered as second class matter at the Birmingham, Alabama, 
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Only One Year 
Ago Today 

Last year another editor was seated at 
this same desk, at this same typewriter, 
wondering what to write his first lead 
editorial about. Just a couple of weeks 
before two of the first rate world powers 
had bone back through over twenty years 
of peacetime progress to play once again 
at mankind's game of war, in order that 
they might decide, once and for all, which 
of the two should control this world of ours. 
His thoughts must have turned back to 
1917-1918 and the lessons that we Americans 
supposedly learned at that time. He must 
have thought, as we are thinking now, of 
the eight million young men, the finest of 
their generation, who had laid down their 
lives, or of the billions of dollars, thrown 
into that great madness, which, if they had 
been spent by rational men, would have re- 
placed all the tenements in every city 
throughout Europe and America with mod- 
ern model homes for living, but, instead 
went as a gigantic memorial to death. 

And so he wrote of neutrality. He wrote 
urging caution in thinking, reading, and 
speaking. He warned of the danger of for- 
getting the lessons we had so dearly learn- 
ed in the last war. He wrote, obviously, 
hoping and believing that we could stay 
clear of this. mess. 

And yet today where do we stand? 

We have either forgotten or are ignoring 
those lessons and are speeding excitedly 
along the road to war. All of you know 
the milestones we have passed, to recall 
them would be useless iteration, but, look- 
ing at our position today anyone can see 
that we are once more about to save the 
world, not for Democracy this time — but 
for "our way of life". 

We have started supplying England with 
the material of war (for which, Mr. 
Churchill so kindly reminded us, Germany 
will seek revenge). We have instituted 
Alien Registration, which, at any time, can 
provide the basis for a witch hunt. We are 
building up the greatest army and navy 
that this country has ever seen and soon 
we will increase them even more by 
totalitarian conscription. We are making 
plans to defend British possessions in this 
hemisphere. We have as guests in the 
White House men who say, "I am respons- 
ible for getting the United States into the 
last war . . . and I am going to get this 
country into this war . . ." And we s are 
so rapidly forgetting that fine objectivity 
which we learned in better days. 

When confronted with these arguments, 
people say that we are not preparing to 
get in a war but rather preparing to stay 
out This reminds us of the History pro- 
fessor who compared armaments with life 
insurance in that neither pay off until 
someone dies. 

Is there anyone in this country today 
who cannot see our future action as clearly 
as if it were outlined step by step in front 
of him? 

Today we supply England from our army 
and navy stores, in a few months the John- 
son Act, forbidding loans to nations which 
have defaulted on their debts to th U. S., 
is repealed. Then active support with bond 
sales, loans, etc. Then total war. 

It's all so simple and sure it looks as if 
it could be avoided but it won't 

An after it's all over what will be the 
result? Will mankind finally realize that 
spending billions of dollars to destroy lives 
is not the most intelligent way to solve his 
problems or will we relax into another 
armed peace until the vanquished is ready 

for a return engagement? W~ don't know. 
And it's a little unpleasant to be thinking 
about it on this fine September afternoon, 
but we are reminded of a statement once 
made by a man much, much wiser than 
we. He said, "For the essence of human- 
ism is the belief . . . that nothing which has 
ever interested living men and women can 
wholly lose its vitality . . . nothing about 
which they have ever been passionate or 
expended time or zeal." 

Step Backward 

' Unfortunately compulsory Chapel attend- 
ance is to be brought back to the campus 
this fall. Once again students will be forc- 
ed to go to Munger Auditorium once each 
week, seek out their assigned seat, and be 
checked by their particular monitor. This 
reminds one very much of days spent In 
high school when one expected to be told 
everything he was to do. It seems a little 
out of place, however, in college where 
one is supposed to develop initiative and 

But we must all realize that this is not 
the fault of the administration. Soon after 
his arrival on the Hilltop, Dr. Paty, realiz- 
ing that this sort of thing was out of place 
and believing that college students could 
be expected to live up to their obligations, 
did away with compulsory Chapel attend- 
ance and asked the members of the student 
body to come of their own free will at least 
once each week. Everyone on the campus 
was overjoyed at the idea of not having to 
go to the Auditorium twice each week and 
eagerly accepted the idea of voluntarily at- 
tending once each week. But soon it be- 
came more pleasant to be in the Book Store 
or on the campus at Chapel period and 
very few were in Munger. Those who did 
go will remember many times when about 
twenty or thirty people turned up to hear 
an outstanding speaker. 

There is a definite need for at least one 
gathering of the entire student body each 
week. Besides the necessity for announce- 
ments that everyone should hear, there is 
that needed feeling of oneness with the 
school that one doesn't get until he has 
been with the group as a whole. 

And so this week we take a step back- 
wards and admit that we aren't as big as 
we thought we were. 

Looks Like Big 
Year On Hilltop 

Those people who have said that the day 
of the small, urban college has passed 
would be forced to reconsider if they should 
happen to be on the Hilltop this fall. Be- 
cause today there are more big plans being 
made and being put into effect for the ad- 
vancement of the college than ever before 
in its history. 

One of the biggest and finest things 
> which have ever happened to the school 
is the removal of the Birmingham Con- 
servatory of Music to the campus from 
downtown Birmingham. And, of course, 
not the least of the advantages of this trans- 
fer is the addition of the city's foremost 
man of music, Dorsey Whittington, to our 
already impressive list of faculty members. 

Of course, as everyone knows, there will 
be no school football team, there'll be no 
trip to Montgomery, no Howard-Southern 
game and no Jenks Gillem, and we shall 
miss all of them, there's no use pretending 
that we won't. But to take their places 
there will be "Big Bill" Battle and his 
excellently arranged intra mural program 

By Truman Morrison 

Today a great part of the world is at 
war, and the minds of many people are so 
filled with thoughts of war that it is very 
difficult for them to think of the things 
that are truly basic and fundamental in our 
present world situation. And yet, isn't it 
very apparent that western civilization, as 
we have known it in Europe and America, 
is inevitably breaking down. The old order 
of things is disappearing, and surely the 
most important question facing our nation 
today is this: shall we, like the nations of 
Europe, orient our whole political, eco- 
nomic, social, and cultural life toward war 
— or what it takes to maintain or obtain 
empire— in which case we shall, of course, 
go down with the old order that is dying, 
or, and here is the alternative course, shall 
we, as individuals and as a nation, seek to 
:oot out of our midst the injustices, in- 
equalities, and other evils that breed war 
and are the basic causes of the disintegra- 
tion of western civilization. Shall we sus- 
pend or further develop the processes of 
democracy— economic as well as political? 
Shall we align ourselves with the old order 
that is inevitably disintegrating, or shall 
we cooperate with the constructive, pacific 
processes of history that make for coopera- 
tion, justice, goodwill, and by reopening 
and releasing them in our individual and 
national life release the new order of 
things that is struggling to be born and 
that is thwarted arft perverted by war and 
the perpetuation of injustice. 

There is on our campus an organization 
in which students sit down together every 
week and attempt to do some realistic 
thinking and planning and acting on such 
issues as that. It is the college Y.M.C.A. 
Space permits only a few general state- 
ments about this organization in which 
every thinking student should be interest- 

The college "Y", in its activities and pro- 
grams, attempts to deal with life situations 
and problems, and they, for the sake of il- 
lustration, can be divided into two parts- 

individual and social. For the individual, 
the "Y" tries to deal intelligently with the 
real personal problems of students, the goal 
being that of creative living. For the social 
aspect of life, the "Y" attempts to grapple 
realistically with the important social is- 
sues of the day, the goal being that of social 
justice. Creative living and social justice 
are the two basic concerns of our college 

In the "Y", an attempt is made to gain, 
first of all, a proper perspective, to know 
and understand better the ACTUAL or 
things as they are for both the individual 
and for society. Next, an effort is made to 
understand better the IDEAL or things as 
they could be and should be for the in- 
dividual and society. Then, there is work- 
ed out a practical program of personal liv- 
ing and social action for progressively 
transforming the actual into the ideal. 

As college students in 1940, we are enter- 
ing upon a new period in world history. 
The abnormal conditions of these next years 
will be perhaps the normalities of the world 
in which we must live and lead. In our 
years of preparation here in college, we 
should surely take responsibility as we 
learn. We are members now of an emerg- 
ing world order — or disorder. What kind 
of a world we are moving into no one 
knows exactly. But we do know that our 
college experience is not — unless we make 
it so— a sort of "play-boy interlude". It is 

tion in the world that is coming into being. 

If you are a student who is interested in 
getting the most out of college, if you are 
interested in not merely earning a living, 
as important as that is, but in living a life 
of some significance, if you are interested 
in the possibilities of creative living, social 
justice, a better world order etc., then you 
are practically a member already of the 
college "Y". Come to the "Y" meetings in 
Munger Auditorium on Mondays at 12:30— 
the open 5th period. The meetings adjourn 
in time for lunch that period. 

which will include women as well as men, 
and above all let's not forget the famous 
Rat Rules which are to be brought to a 
close after four to six weeks with a Frosh- 
Soph battle. 

And in order to provide intellectual as 
well as physical entertainment, we hear 
that Mr. "Ab" and Mr. Anderson, over in 
the Sludent Ac. Building, are planning an 
even greater year than their last with their 
respective departments of Dramatics and 

There have been additions made in al- 
most every department on the Hill and 
all of them are looking forward to a big 

Now comes what we consider the best, 
and therefore, according to an old custom of 
ours, we have saved it until last. We saw 
Miss Turner the other day and she was 
bubbling over with plans for a musical 
comedy to be given by members of the 
student body in the spring. 

All in all it looks like a great year and 
it is with much, anticipation that we look 
forward to it. 

Stude Stews 

Dear Mr. Editor. 

What, in my mind, is the greatest retro- 
gression in the history of 'Southern has 
some to pass; the "compulsory Chapel" 
practice rears its ugly head and casts a 
stigma over the already none too care-free 
Student Body. For years the living end of 
the school fought to be relieved of this 
obligation and now has lost what it suf- 
fered so long to gain. There is a history 
to the new movement. Last spring the 
Student Life Committee summoned all per- 
sons interested to a "much publicised" 
meeting and passed the new rule, after 
these representatives of the whole Student 
Body had said "Yes". In my mind this was 
not a meeting of the rank and file but of 

Student Leaders sometimes rightly called 
Stupid Leaders. They have sold the free- 
dom of the rest of us simply because they 
could do so, showing a flagrant disregard 
for the general desire. 

There is yet another aspect to the case: 
Last year, when student programs were 
given, no one attended (the Auditorium 
was not filled to capacity) so these people 
present at the meeting thought the com 
pulsory Chapel period would be devoted 
to these activities. That was fair enough 
and showed some thought. But now it 
seems that the hour at which we all will 
be present will be devoted to religious 
services and speakers. I ask you: Have 
not those who thought this been betrayed? 
Yes, even sold down the river. 

I, personally, and many others think that 
this action will ruin voluntary periods and 
no attendance at all would result. 

For these reasons and in behalf of the 
Student Body as a whole, I demand that 
the Student Life Committee have this ques- 
tion attached on the Executive Council 
ballots next month with this childish com- 
pulsion suspended until the returns are 

Sincerely yours, 

P. S. 

The only sheep we need on this campus 
are dead ones for diplomas. 

T Works 

The continuance of the Y.W.C.A. book 
exchange is a true step forward in cam 
pus spirit and activities. 

If hard work and a willingness to sacri 
fice valuable time can contribute toward 
the success of the exchange, then the Y.W. 
book swap program can be chalked up in 
blue ink. 

Again congratulations to the Y.W.C.A. 
for venturing out outside of Chapel Period 
on Monday morning to do a real job. 

The Hilltop News 


Page Three 

by the duckeds 

fraternities and sororities rush 
men shake hands and women gush 

. . . the zetas and kds are racing 
for place and show on campus as 
the kds give a barn dance at holly- 
wood stables to show they ain't so 
snooty after all— while the zetas 
blossom out formally at the coun- 
try club to prove that they rehally 
do belong, my deah! . . . mean- 
while bill vance admits that the 
delta sig men are the same as the 
lambda chis— just depends on who 
gets to 'em first ... and s.a.e. final- 
ly desides to stop varnishing over 
the dirt on the s.a.e. floor and 
make a clean sweep of it since there 
isn't room for last year's and this 
year's at the same time ... kds 
try hard to keep as many as 15 
members at home hoping someday 
to land a campus honor ... pi phis 
haunt the place with that worried 
wehavetroubleinourrankslook . . . 
zetas laugh off faults with flapper 
attitude . . . also try to conceal 
fact that leaders have graduated . . . 
and a.o.pis. sing where do we go 
from here . . . gamma phis main- 
tain dignified silence ... the alpha 
(Continued on page 4) 


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BATTLE SURVEYS GYM — and murmers unprintable nothings under 
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ufacturers. The steadily rising walls of the new gym are beginning 
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Welcoming banquet— The annual 
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Let's Go! 

Coach" Battle Calls 
For Team Managers; 
Sports Ready Now 

Come out and play! 

This is expected to be a familiar cry on the Hilltop campus this 

In spite of the nation's sudden intense demand for steel for the 
re-armament program, which is delaying the gymnasium construction, 
students are going to be given ample opportunity to cavort in many 
varieties of athletics. 

"Coach" Bill Battle has all the 
equipment on hand to launch a 
well-rounded play program im- 
mediately. Ping Pong tables have 
been set up in Student Activities 
Building and horse-shoe pits and 
badminton courts are available in 
Munger Bowl. 

Any student may "check out" ath- 
letic equipment from the new ath- 
letic office, located in the old resi- 
dence of the college bookstore. 

Although students as individuals 
will be able to pursue their favor- 
ite sports throughout the year, the 
seasonal sports will dominate the 
group competitions. As the Fall 
season gets under way, touch foot- 
ball, volley ball, and horse-shoes 
will mount to the head of the ros- 
ter for competition of groups. In 
the winter months, basketball, free 
throw, table tennis and ping pong 
will occupy the competing groups. 
The advent of Spring and warmer 
weather will mark the presence of 
tennis, golf, Softball, and badmin- 

In order to get the group compe- 

titions under way at once, a call 
has been issued by Director Battle 
for all group managers to attend 
a luncheon Tuesday, at the fifth 
period, in the Student Activities 
building. (Managers are forewarned 
tnat they will have to purchase 
their own lunches.) 


Coach Battle urges, however, 
that all other groups who wish to 
get in on the competition right 
away send a representative or 
temporary manager to the lunch- 
eon. Any group of students may 
take part as a separate team as long 
as there is no confusion of team 
memberships. Later, according to 
present plans, teams from the Bir- 
mingham city* high schools will be 
invited to take part in the invita- 
tion meets. 

The thing every student should 
do at once is to secure his or her 
Privilege Card as soon as they are 
announced as available, which will 
be in the very near future. 

Then, come on, guys and gals, 
let's play! 


Ain't It A Shame 
About Mame 

Gone is the thrill of intercollegiate football and the coeds' worship 
of a few football heroes. 

Yes, we're still paying student ack fees. 

And part of that money is going for a great new Intramural Pro- 
gram for Girls. There's no complicated set-up. It simply means there's 
a place for every girl in the plans of Helen Turner and Gene McCoy, 
whose smiles are getting broader every day. 
Entries for tennis close September 

20. Later, there'll be horseshoes, 
table tennis, volleyball, free throw 
(basketball) and, next semester, 
basketball, softball, tennis, and 

Each sorority will have a team 
in each major sport. There wil also 
be six independent teams composed 
of non-sorority girls divided accord- 
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Five competition will thus add zest 
to Hilltop sports. Volleyball is first 
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Virginia Van der Veer, ably as- 
sisted by managers in each sport, 
has the important post of senior 

Loving cups, medals, and intram- 
ural letters galore will be awarded 
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Page Four 

GREEKS SALAAM; FROSH REIGN— The week long reign of 
men girls and boys come*, to an end this afternoon as the frosh assume 
the lowly estate of the pledge before the all powerful hand of the 
Bands of prdatory greek members have spent the 
the campus In search of loose freshmen. In the above 
left to right, Martha Ann Paty, Rebecca Grey, Julia Thiemonge, 
and Lydia Lucas woo Freshman Lillian Culley (perched on the sundial), 



chis . . . and theta us just silence 

oh, so crummy 
. . . and the gentleman?? from the 
gentlemanly k.a. house ignored 
hedy lamarrish freshman, mildred 
moore. the entire time— which made 
her happy since she likes water 
and her date doesn't . . . while the 
rest of the affair was one revolting 
dress parade . . . and the exposure 
meters on the cameras registered 
high on bazemore . . . and guff in 

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another man . . . and the usual peo- 
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sing and lolly gagging ... and now 
to get poisonal. 
and orchid to these 
who happen to please 

. . . jeep vitamins to mrs. moore 
for the haircut . . . tommy ryan for 
his cordiality . . . mary e bridges' 
smile . . . duff leaver for climbing 
a ladder to bed . . . diU resigning 
as lamda chi prexy to give his all 
to the newspaper . . . julia bouch 
elle's sincerity). . . 1940 la revue 
... pi phis for their naturalness 
come what may . . . elise wheeler 
'cause she's swell ... bob lively 
for discovering marie pike . . . 
truman morrison as y prexy. 
stinkweed to others 
and all of their brothers 
. . . stinkweed to milton butsch for 
his high pitched voice when ex- 
cited . . . kas for having their la 
revue picture made with a loving 
cup — or was it the only one they 
had . . . lester gingold for his high 
opinion of himself . . . grace gam- 
ble who takes herself too seriously 
. . . grace fealy for looking like 
that . . . james saxon childers for 
pulling a Stanley and livingston 
act in the north woods of Canada 
. . . betty lou Ioehr's abnormal out- 
look on her fellow students . . . 
mary huddleston's bad temper 
(watch her when she sees this) 
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don't know anything about the or- 
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Editors of college newspapers are 
invariably youthful creatures, most 
of them under the age of forty-two. 
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The Students' Newspaper <w-L*X*-*^ 


Operetta To 
Be Produced 
By Anderson 

Those harmonius sounds that 
have been issuing from the inner 
sanctum of Maestro Anderson, are 
the goings-on necessary to shaping 
up a successful operetta. 

For the first time in the history 
of the Music Department an operet- 
ta will be attempted, and Mr. An- 
derson thinks, not without reason, 
that the department will have its 
most successful season since he took 
over two years ago. 

The formal season will be inaug- 
urated with a concert and Sir Ar- 
thur Sullivan's "Trial by Jury". 
Mr. McPeek, new director of the 
brass ensemble, will furnish instru- 
mental accompaniment, while the 
College Theater plans to handle the 
technical end of the production. 

The final high-point of the semes- 
ter will be a Festival of Christmas 
Music. Last year's festival was so 
successful Mr. Anderson feels that 
this concert will be even better 

Together with the special pro- 
grams, the choir will grace the 
convocations weekly with secular 

According to Professor Anderson, 
this Fall's registration has pro- 
duced the most balanced group 
ever. Perhaps this pardonable bit 
of optimism can be attributed to the 
fact that 103 students have signed 
up for vocal courses. 

"Y" Meet 

CJ.O. Head 
And Tower 

To Speak 

Bill Mitch, head of the Alabama 
C. L O., will appear on the cam- 
pus for the second time in two 
years when he speaks at the Y. M. 
C. A. meeting Monday. 

For his address at 12:30 in the 
Munger Auditorium, he will speak 
jointly with Dr. Allen Tower on the 
present and future economic prob- 
lems of the nation. 

It is expected that Mr. Mitch will 
present the laborite view of the 
economic situation in the south, 
and that Dr. Tower will discuss the 
more general side of the question. 

This is the first in a series of in- 
teresting programs planned by the 
"Y" this year. 

Bring'em Back 

Come on children bring 'em back. 
We weren't playing for keeps and 
any way Dill wants yo' phone num- 

But seriously we just got to have 
those questionaires back or Tom 
Dill is going to loose face with a lot 
of big advertisers. They didn't be- 
lieve you would bring the blanks 
back with any information but Dill 
talked to the men with the money 
to give you a chance to help your 
school paper, and now he's feeling 
all let down. 

Let's flood the desk in the Hill- 
top News office with those com- 
pleted questionaires and help old 
Tom feel better. 


BRASS BUTTONS FOR C.A.AERS— When students on the Hilltop 
sign up for Civil Aeronautics aviation training this year, they dis- 
cover that a pledge of military service to the U. S. is one of the little 
papers they must sign. Above, Bill Lavies, right, scribbles his life 
away in the presence of Dr. Wyatt W. Hale.— Staff photo by Culley. 


C. A. A. Fliers May 
Become Solders 

Air minded students are thinking twice these days before signing 
up for the C. A. A. Washington officials have inserted a new paragraph 
in the student application blank. Please note: "I pledge myself to enter 
the military service of the United States for further flight training". 

However, the job of getting into 
the course is almost as difficult as 



Ickies, Too 


Four thousand gates'll jook Sat- 
urday night, September 21, at the 
Municipal Auditorium, free for 
nothing . . . compliments of Chris- 
tian and ork. Milton has issued 
invites to frats and sororities all 
over town, plus the Amalgamation 
of Clubs, Council of Clubs, and such 
organizations. Besides there'll be 
visitors from Auburn and the U. 
Yeah, tickets are free, but you got- 
ta have one. 

The entire band is supporting the 
shin-dig . . . financially and moral- 
ly. Christian and the boys will play 
host to all their friends, relatives, 
and patrons. 

Milton's men have made rapid 
progress in the last couple of years 
and we are as proud of their wide- 
spread popularity as they are. Since 
becoming the city's most outstand- 
ing ork. Christian has played for 
the majority of local club, sorority, 
and frat dances. 

So now, he shows his apprecia- 
tion and slings a pahty for us. 
And a fine one it'll be. Saturday 
night, nine p.m. . . . Municipal Aud- 
itorium . . . music by Milton (Elsa 
Maxwell) Christian. 

dropping it. 

A stiff physical examination must 
be passed in order to get a Student 
Pilot Certificate with a Commercial 
CPT rating. 

Only those students between the 
ages of nineteen and twenty-six are 
eligible, and they must have com 
pleted from one to two years of 
satisfactory college work. The ex- 
ception to the age limits is made 
for those under twenty-one who ob- 
tain the consent of their parents for 
this training. 

Out of the twenty applicants who 
will be accepted for the class, only 
one-fifth of that number can be 
the fairer sex. So far. only one 
coed has registered. 

The C. A. A. group met yesterday 
to talk about the new rules and 
courses which will help govern 
students, the Southern Airways in- 
structors, and the ground school 


Rat rules begin Monday 
morning at the crack of dawn! 

Rat caps must be worn; you 
cannot walk on the quadran- 
gle; you must speak to every- 
one you meet; you must run 
between classes. 


. . . This edict is a special 
bulletin from the Y Ministry 

— — 

George Fielding Eliot 
To Be First Speaker 
In Town Hall Series 

"War and The United States"- 
me, what it will mean to the state 
ture on Nov. 2 of the 1940-41 Town 


Studio Nears 

In a few weeks, station WBSC, 
The Voice of Culture, will be heard 
around the globe, or in and around 
the near vicinity of Birmingham, 
anyway. The long awaited radio 
studio in the Student Activity 
Building is nearing completion. This 
was announced by Mr. Stuart Mims, 
radio expert, who is to be in charge 
of the studio. All of the technical 
equipment has arrived, and al- 
though it has not yet been install- 
ed, the station should be ready for 
broadcasting in a few weeks. 

Mr. Mims says that the Southern 
Studio will be able to go on the 
air over all three of the down-town 
stations, and that with the Birming- 
ham Conservatory of music being 
situated on the campus, we should 
be on the air frequently. 

As soon as the work is completed, 
radio auditions will be held— The 
exact time to be announced in •> 
later issue of your Hilltop 




-what war will mean to you and to 
and nation — will be the opening lec- 
Hall Series. 

Major George Gielding Eliot, au- 
thor, editor, and radio commentator, 
will fire the first guns of the series 
in his Nov. 2 address. Author of 
the famous book and movie, "Over 
The Ramparts We Watch," Eliot is 
daily commentator for national 
hookups on current world changes, 
and is war editor for Newsweek, 
popular national magazine. 

The Town Hall Series is sponsor- 
ed by Birmingham-Southern in con- 
junction with the American Asso- 
ciation of University Women. The 
programs are non-profit, offered for 
the benefit and advancement of Bir- 
mingham Society. 

The second lecture of the group 
will be delivered Dec. 6 by Edward 
Tomlinson, expert on Latin Amer- 
ican affairs. Title for Tomlinson's 
address is 'The Americas Against 
The World." 

Sir Thomas Beecham, English 
symphonic director, and noted au- 
thority on classical music, will 
speak Feb. 10 on "Modern Music 
and Music-Makers." 

Broadway's dramatic extrava- 
ganzas will be aired in an address 
by John Mason Brown, dramatic 
critic of the New York Post, on 
April 26. Mr. Browns subject is 
"Broadway in Review." 

Students may purchase tickets 
for the entire series for $1.50 at 
the Bursar's office. 

The Town Hall Program commit- 
tee is composed of Mrs. Frazer 
Banks, Mrs. Overton Butler, Mrs. 
Frank Bainbridge. Mrs. Mervyn 
Sterne, Mrs. Walter Mims, R. G. 
Williams, and George R. Stuart. 


All the "Y" girls are trotting 
around the campus as frisky 
success. The exchange, inaugurated 

Program For 

has turned out to be such a howling ^II ■ w f ]\Pj't'i" v j 

siirpss Thp pychanifp inaiiffnrat/>H H*-A.\s M.M. X 


sucess. The exchange, inaugurated 
last semester, is an absolutely non- 
profit organization; the usury rate 
of five cents per book being turned 
back into the business to cover 

For those technically minded, the 
"Y" turns in the following report: 
118 books were sold, and the total 
of $297.55 taken in. 
Miss Betty Anne 

At last you can put on those old 
clothes of yours that have been cast 
aside as "comfortable catastrophes". 
The Y. W. C. A. is sponsoring a 
"Student Night Country Party" that 
is going to be one of the biggest 
and most hilarious get-togethers 

Hard Past tne cam P us nas ever seen • • • P in 8" 
M pong matches, card games, "fiddle" 
Grand Generalissimo m charge of ( dancing) bingo> pnzes for the coun . 

Production looked toward future triest costumes, and the most inter- 

improvement in her statement giv- 
en during a recent interview: 
"Many of our books were sold 
within ten minutes after we receiv- 
ed them. The students supported 
the movement exceptionally well. 
But w<? could have sold many more 
books, had they been brought us." 


Please find one Mortar Board Pin 
and return to Margaret Hickman. 

esting guest in any party— refresh- 

Big plans are being made for a 
Student Night twice a month if the 
campus really wants it, and from 
the enthusiasm shown by the stu- 
dents, it looks as though the Hill- 
top is in for a year of good enter- 

Different organizations will have 
charge of the Student Night and the 
'programs offered will be varied 
ones, but tonight the Student Ac- 
tivity Building will be open from 
7:30 'til? 

It's Student Night tonight! 

Page Two 

The Hilltop News 

What Is National Defense? 

The Hilltop News 

Frank Cash, Editor — Tom Dill, Business Manager 

Published weekly during the school year and entered as second class matter at the Birmingham, Alabama, 
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The State and The Nation 
Will Miss Will Bankhead 

Regimentation May 
Destroy Democracy 

Last Saturday the United States' first 
peacetime draft bill passed a Congress 
whose members were elected by democratic 
processes and thereby these members went 
a long way toward destroying those same 
processes which put them there. 

But don't misunderstand us, we are not 
condemning the draft nor are we applaud- 
ing it as a means of building a great army. 
Experience has taught us that it is the only 
way. The attitude one takes toward it de- 
pends upon what type government under 
which he wishes to live. The choice is 
whether to be a free people or a regiment- 
ed people. 

We are told, that by this method of put- 
ting the fetters on ourselves, we shall be 
able to remove them later. We are also 
told that the vast armaments we are build- 
ing are to be used for defense alone. This 
is exactly the same story which led the 
people of Germany and Italy to throw 
away their power to govern themselves. 
They believed, as many of us believe to- 
day, that such steps were necessary to pre- 
serve their freedom and that, when this 
had been accomplished, their leaders would 
step aside and once more allow the people 
to govern themselves. 

Since that time, a generation has come 
of age, a generation which has been steep- 
ed in the glories of regimentation of the 
people in order to build a mighty state. 
They are told what they may eat, think, 
read and say, when they must work, sleep, 
play and fight. It is easier to let some 
one else make decisions for them than to 
trouble themselves. They have forgotten 
the joy of thinking what they please, say- 
ing what they think and governing them- 
selves. They no longer want these things, 
which up until now we have held so dear. 

In this country we have set out along 
the same road to dictatorship. In November 
400.000 young Americans will be taken from 
their nominally democratic life and from 
that time on they will live under as strict 
a dictatorial setup as they have ever imag- 
ined. They will be regimented. They will 
be taught left, right, left, right, one, two, 
three, four, one, two, three, four, and in 
time not only their physical actions but 
also their thoughts will be regimented. 
We've seen it happen. It is much easier 
to allow someone else to do our thinking 
for us and once we get out of the habit, 
it is practically impossible to return. 

It is not the fault of the Army officers 
that this is the way things are, because 
they are merely doing their job of build- 
ing an efficient army in which democracy 
has no place. Try to imagine what sort of 
an army we would have if the Privates 
were allowed to pass on, or even question, 
each order. Such a condition would, of 
course, be impossible. MAKE NO MIS- 

Later more will be taken, some released, 
more taken, 16,500,000 men in all are liab.^. 
It is hard to believe that after a year of 
regimentation they will be unchanged. 

Once before we regimented a large num- 
ber of our men and gave our President 
dictatorial power and came out of it still 
nominally democratic. This time it will be 
for a longer period. If it lasts too long we 
have fears for our democratic form of gov- 

Freshmen Rules 
Good For School 

This Fall another attempt is being made 
to establish Freshmen rules on the Hilltop. 
As most of you know, the same thing was 
tried abortively last year. The Freshmen 
said, at that time, that the plan was put 
into effect too late in the year and also 
objected to their enforcement by the Inter- 
fraternity Council. Their revolt was suc- 
cessful and the rules failed. 

Although the Hilltop News supported the 
rules editorially last year, we all agreed 
privately that the Freshmen were right 
about the points to which they objected. 

But this year it's a different story. The 
rules go into effect Monday and will be 
enforced by a committee made up of sec- 
ond, third, and fourth year men, both fra- 
ternity and non-fraternity alike. 

The regulations, published in last week's 
paper, are very simple and include wear- 
ing Rat Caps, carrying books, not walking 
on the quadrangle, etc. . . . 

We want to go on record as approving 
the rules and the way in which they are 
to be administered. We believe that they 
will do much to destroy the "day school" 
atmosphere which has shrouded the cam- 
pus for a long time, and we are looking for- 
ward with great pleasure to the "Rat-Soph" 
battle to be held in about a month. With 
no more intercollegiate football there will 
be an empty spot on the Hill this fall which 
can be partially filled by this grim encoun- 
ter if, of course, it is carried out in the 
right way. 

Even before the rules were announced, 
about one-fourth of the first year men had 
adopted Rat Caps and it seems to us that 
this is indicative of a desire on tne part of 
the Freshmen, to help make the rules what 
they should be. 

Of course the Freshmen will object. For 
where would half the fun come from if 
there were no punishments with retalia- 
tions whenever possible. * 

On the x other hand there may be those 
who will sincerely object to the rules as 
beneath the dignity of a post-rah-rah-days 
college freshman. And we suppose there 
are really Freshmen who come to school 
only to study. For these we feel genuinely 
sorry because they'll miss one of the best 
parts of college life. 

So we congratulate the Class of '44 on 
the adoption of the new Rat Rules and on 
the spirit with which we know they'll be 
accepted and we congratulate the school 
upon becoming more of a unit. 

Editorial Policy 

Last week there appeared on this page 
a letter written by a student condemning 
the stand taken by the Administration of 
the College in reestablishing compulsory 
convocations for the students. Along side of 
it stood an editorial giving the reasons for 
this retrogression, and condoning it. It is 
not our purpose to argue the question fur- 
ther here, but rather to tell you that this 
publicaton of student letters, whether they 
are in accord with the editorial opinion of 
this paper or not, will be a cardinal point 
in the policy of The Hilltop News through- 
out the year. 

We feel that, since you, the students, pay 
for the paper, its columns should always be 
open to you. So, if at any time during 
the year, you disagree with the editorial 
policy, we hope that you will let us know 
through a letter to the editor. 

The paper should be responsible to the 
students alone, and we intend that it shall 

by Pauline Thomas 

Tuesday afternoon we stood on the corner 
of 19th Street and Third Avenue watching 
boys in khaki march along to the tune of 
brass bands and military music, guns hoist- 
ed on their shoulders. Behind us someone 
exclaimed, "There goes our national de- 
fense!" Amid the flags and bugles and 
drums one glimpsed side-walk booths of the 
Army and Navy Recruiting stations. 

One would have taken the National De- 
fense Day parade in September for the 
Armistice Day parade in November. There 
is not essentially enough difference to be 

It seems that in recent months national 
defense has taken on a muddled meaning, 
too closely linked with action abroad to be 
welcomed by those who protest against 
war. All the war news has completely 
wiped out peace news. The needs and 
causes for reform have been pushed out 
of sight. 

There are too many pressing problems at 
home to be taken care of; too many un- 
employed, too many tenant farmers, share- 
croppers, too many inadequately housed 
and ill-fed citizens, too many boys who 
want jobs, instead of guns, for us to get 
involved in another war. 

America is in a war at home, battling 
one of the most severe economic crises in 
its history. In an "Intimate Message" from 
the Washington Bureau of the Christian 
Science Monitor there are some items 
which though vital are not being included 
with the war news; for instance: 

"America's budget has not been balanc- 
ed since June 30, 1931. Every month since 
that date the Treasury has gone deeper into 
debt. The deficit this year will be $4,000,- 
000.000, or over, the second largest in New 
Deal history. This looks like a problem 
for home solution 

"Only a few days ago the National Re- 
sources Committee recalled that one-third 
of all American families get less than $780 
a year." Why don't the newspapers head- 
line that fact? Or, do the editors think it 
important to pay attention to America's 
needs? It is much easier for an editor to 
write about Mussolini and Hitler, disregard- 
ing political corruptions and low standards 
of living in our own community. 

War news, screaming headlines, blatant, 
too eager radio commentators have made us 
forget that in eight southern states 12,000,- 
000 people are not allowed to vote due to 
the "antiquated system which requires that 
a person pay a poll tax to vote." To this 

category belong mostly poor whites and 
Negroes, most of whom are eager to voice 
their own opinions and help choose their 

We remember a statement in "Youth In 
The World Today," a recent Public Affairs 
Pamphlet, estimating that if "all the taxes 
of Mississippi were given to the schools, 
they would not be sufficient to provide a 
reasonably satisfactory education for all the 
state's youth. Actually, of course, only part 
of the tax money can be used for educa- 
tion, so that the schools are extremely bad." 
We do not have to go to Mississippi to 
the significance of that state- 

There has been little assurance from any- 
where even from the former most ardent 
New Dealers that such social legislation as 
NYA, WPA, Social Security, Federal Old 
Age Pensions or Unemployment Compen- 
sation shall be continued. Already the 
National Youth Administration is being 
changed from sewing projects to industrial 
units for "defense". 

What about all the high talk of civil 
service reforms? After sixty five years of 
well-meaning agitating, still one-half of the 
3,500,000 public employees are subject to 
political appointment. 

Youth cannot sit back and wait for bang 
ling politicians to help solve their prob- 
lems. Youth wants and is working for 
decent living conditions, chances for an 
education, the right for labor to organize 
and bargain collectively, and the rights of 
minority groups to express their opinions. 
Youth agrees with Voltaire that though "I 
disagree with what you say, I will fight 
to the death for your right to say it." 

Youth realizes that no longer can the 
welfare of the people be segregated from 
our national defense. We have a job to 
set our own house in order, to build a de 
mocracy here at home before we go trek 
ing across the Atlantic to preserve it. Every 
day more and more people are seeing that 
if a country is weak within, no military 
machine of any sort can possibly save it 

Today we have two alternatives: either 
we can retrace our steps taken in 1917 to 
save, not democracy, but "our way of life." 
we can barter the lives of our young men 
for a few more markets and a few more 
bank notes for Wall Street, or, and vastly 
more pratcical and important, we can con 
tinue to build our country into a real and 
lasting democracy. 

Another Tri-Club? 

Dear Mr. Editor 

Up until last year between the time 
school started and December, no open so- 
cial events of any kind were given by stu- 
dent organizations. But last year a group 
of campus leaders decided to give the stu- 
dent body some life. Thus was inaugurated 
the Tri-Club, a strictly non-profit organiza- 
tion, which entertained the student body at 
script dances. 

The group lost money but everyone had 
a good time. The organization was origin- 
ated because a social need really did exist. 
That need exists today. 

Why can't a similar body be formed to 
keep the students entertained? This doesn't 
necessarily mean that all the programs 
should be in the form of dances, but 
swing shows, movies, and the like should 
be included. 

After all, we have a great deal of po- 
tential talent on the campus. I make a 
suggestion that a group similar to that of 
last year be formed for the purpose of 
continuing these entertainments. We all 
admit that the want exists but no one will 
do anything about it. It will be an excel- 
lent opportunity for Freshmen to be in- 
troduced to upperclassmen. 


P.S.-Anyone interested, please see John 
Huddleston or me. 

Creek Writes 

Dear Mr. Editor 

They tell me that fifty percent of the 
students enrolled here at Southern are or- 
ganized. Since the total enrollment is ap- 
proximately 787, I suppose that I can count 
myself as one of the 393$ bound by the 
fraternity system. Along with the other 
392J students, I have just gone through 
another gruelling summer, and am still boil 
ing with indignation at the pitifully inadt 
quate manner in which the rush season is 

In the first place, summer rushing is un- 
necessarily expensive both to the members 
and to the rushees. I don't believe I am 
alone in saying that my all-too-meagre al- 
lowance was spent several times over every 

Then again, and I speak in all serious 
ness, I believe the summer-long period of 
worry and indecision to be highly Injurious 
to the health and nervous systems of every- 
one concerned. 

Why don't we defer pledging for a se- 
mester? Then, both the organizations and 
the freshmen would know exactly what 
they wanted and would get; money, health, 
and tempers would be conserved; and 
everybody would be happy. 

I wish ether people would write in their 
personal opinions— this is only a sugges 
tion; perhaps it isn't a very good one — but 
it seems to me that anything would be a 
great improvement. DISGUSTED GREEK. 

The Hititop News 


Library Has 
Moved About 

If you see several students de- 
scending the library steps with a 
bewildered look on their faces, 
don't be alarmed. It's just that they 
don't recognize the old place. 

Within the next few days the 
staff may be seen with their sleeves 
rolled high making room for sev- 
eral hundred dollars worth of new 
tables and chairs. This is being 
done to accommodate a hundred 
more ambitious students. 

Another change is in the location 
of the browsing room. It has been 
moved to the upper tier of stacks 
in the back of the library, so that 
students may enjoy the sunrise as 
they pore over their books until 

The old browsing room has been 
made into a reserve reading room 
for those who make use of the li- 
brary reference books. 

This year students have the 
chance to get practical experience 
by going behind the reference desk 
and choosing books for themselves. 

And speaking of changes, even 
the staff has been enlarged for the 
coming year. Miss Alice Wenz is 
in charge of circulation. Miss 
Frances Jackson, assistant to the 
Cataloguer, is in charge of the gov- 
ernment documents. Miss Jones- 
Williams is beginning her second 
year as Lady of the reference, re- 
serve, and browsing books. Miss 
Harmer, senior member of the staff, 
is assistant to the head librarian. 
Dr. Charles Matthews resumes his 
position as Head Librarian 

Page Three 

SIMPSON'S FACE LIFTED— The ricketty stairs and clammy 
shower rooms of last year's Simpson Building have made way 
for modern music studios, complete with bearskin rugs and the 
like, as the Birmingham Conservatory of Music moves in on the 
Hilltop campus. Above, Dr. Dorsey Whittington, left, director 
of the music school, surveys the nearly finished product with 
the project foreman.— Staff photo by Culley. 

Tunes, Fumes 

Politics ! 

Creeks Pick 


For New Year 

With rush week past, campus 
Greeks are busy electing officers 
for the new year. Zeta Tau Alpha, 
Delta Sigma Phi, and the Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon pledge class are the 
first to report results. 

The Z. T. A.'s chose Dorothy Irv- 
ing as president; Frances Voight, 
vice-president; Anna Louise Be.atty, 
secretary; Margaret Bellows, treas- 
urer; and Martha Ann Paty, rush 
captain. *~ 

Carol Truss is the new Delta Sig 
prexy, while John Graham is vice- 
president; Ed Coury, secretary; Dee 
Moody, treasurer; and John Hud- 
dleston, head of the Inter-frat coun- 
cil delegation. 

The S.A.E. pledges elected Brant- 
ley Wiley, president; Charlie He- 
witt, vice-president; Herbert Han- 
son, secretary; Bill West, treasurer. 
Bill Hudson was chosen by the ac- 
tive chapter as pledge trainer. 

Lyric Theater 

"They Drive By Night" will be 
held over from the Alabama at the 
Lyric Friday through Sunday. 
George Raft, Humphrey Bogart, and 
Alan Hale are the sleepless road- 
runners, but Ida Lupino is a picture 
herself. "My Favorite Wife," coming 
to the Lyric Wednesday and Thurs- 
day, is a comedy on the "Too Many 
Husbands" theme. Irene Dunn, de- 
clared legally dead for seven years 
following a shipwreck, returns to 
civilization to find husband Cary 
Grant wed to Gail Patrick. 

Hilltop Merges 
With Conservatory 

"It's incredible!" said student number one. 

"Tunes and fumes in the same place asked another, dubiously. 

"My eyes are deceiving me," exclaimed the third. 

The first two were right. 

For Simpson Building, home of chemistry labs and math classes, 
will now resound to the clashing crescendos of fiddle and cellos, while 
the former basketball flood will be the scene of formal concerts and 
frequent orchestra practices. 

On August 1, announcement was 
made of a close affiliation between 
the Birmingham Conservatory of 
Music and Birmingham-Southern. 
An interchangeable system of cred- 
its has been arranged between the 
two institutions, while Simpson 
Building has been completely re- 
modeled to house the physical plant 
of the music school. 

Dorsey Whittington, director of 
the Conservatory, and Dr. Paty de- 
scribe the move as a decisive step 
in broadening the field of both in- 

A long-needed face lifting job has 
completely changed the front of 
Simpson Building, while astonishing 
amounts of space have been found 
in the old gym showers, and or- 
ganic labs. Partitions have been 
added and subtracted, and smooth 
white plaster is replacing the yel- 
low stucco which formerly cover- 
ed the building. 

Evening and afternoon recitals 
will be open to students in the re- 
decorated auditorium. The stage 
has been extended to hold up both 
ends of a concert piano, and five 
hundred seats have been placed in 
the room. 

All the dormitory, cafeteria, and 
library facilities of Southern will 
be available for Conservatory pu- 
pils, while Hilltop students are in- 
vited to take part in the musical 
activities of Simpson, whether they 
wish to^ enjoy music as a hobby or 
enter it professionally. 

The college glee club and band 
activities will remain separate from 
the Conservatory, according to Ray- 

mond F. Anderson, who remains 
head of the Hilltop Music Depart- 

Announcement will be made of 
the formal Commencement of the 
Simpson Building activities at an 
early date. 


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Youth Adores 

Family Tree 

Reporter Traces 
Ancestry Of "News" 


The Hilltop News has been investigating its family tree. 
And the researchers, emerged dusty but triumphant from the library 
catacombs of the ancestors, bearing an amazing discovery. 

After thirty-one years, they announced, the first edtior is still on the 


He is J. M. Malone, the man who 
faces you daily with disconcerting 
questions about "x" and "y" and 
differential calculus. 

Not only was Mr. Malone the first 
editor, the Research Department 
announced gleefully, but he creat- 
ed the whole idea. 

A doubting and skeptical staff 
hurried to Mr. Malone. 

"Yes," he admitted, while the Re- 
search Department looked on 

* * ♦ 

Well, it was back in 1909 when 
two Hilltop students tossed a coin 
on a downtown street corner. 

The coin was a quarter ($.25) 
and it represented the entire first 
year's profit on "The Reporter", 
direct bona fide grandfather of 
"The Hilltop News". 

The flippers were Mr. Malone and 
his business manager and they were 
tossing for that extra nickel. 

And Mr. Malone lost. 

"Now ten cents is not much for 
a year's work," the first editor 

"But just look what has come of 
it," said the staff consolingly. 

"The Reporter" came out only 
four times a year and it had no dirt 

It printed articles by ministerial 
students, formally worded social no- 
tices and very correct announce- 

It cost its subscribers money — 
$.25 per copy or $1.00 for the year 
—and had a struggle at that. It 


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Editor Malone went to the then 
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And all this happened before that 
phrase "freedom of the press" had 
penetrated as far South as Birming- 
ham-Southern, it seems. For an Eng- 
lish professor went over every line 
of "The Reporter" with a blue pen- 
cil and the same ideas as the Hays 

For a special issue the paper 
would treat its 180 readers to a 
short story, and Mr. Malone still 
shudders, but not from fear, at a 
ghost story he himself contributed. 

To this very day, he admitted a 
trifle sadly, the memory of that 
story quenches any passing ambi- 
tions he might have to return to 
the writing business. 

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Page Four 

News Sport Page 

Lester Gingold, Editor 




by John A. Reynolds 

The lights burned late in the Student Activties Building Wednesday 
night as Coach Bill Battle discussed with his Intramural Board, the plans 
for the coming year. 

Six of the seven campus fraterni- 
ties were represented and the boys 
had very few differences about 
changes in the proposed athletic 
program. Bill Hudson spoke for the 
S.A.E.'s, John Malone laid the 
Lambda Chi cards on the table, Bill 
Lavies represented the Beta Kap- 
pas, and "Pig" Brabston came as 
the A.T.O. interpreter. John A. 
Reynolds was the Kappa Alpha rep- 
resentative and Peck Sands jived 
for the PiKA's. 

After arguments pro and con the 
game of horseshoes was selected to 
lead the sports parade for this 
year. Each fraternity will be rep- 
resented by six pitchers. The board 
went into the rules pretty thorough- 
ly and got everything settled ex- 
cept the correct costume for horse- 
shoe participants. 

Football will start in about two 
weeks since the Board decided that 
the players needed a little condi- 
tioning and the weather is still 
slightly warm for exercise more 
strenuous than ping pong or mum- 
ble peg. 

The Senior Manager and his As- 
sociate Managers will be elected 
Friday. The Friday meeting of the 
Board will include the Independent 
Board and Manager for the major 
sports will be both fraternity and 
non-frat men. 

It looks as if the first year of our 
intramural sports will be a great 
success and Coach Bill is wearing a 
great big smile— at times. There 
are still a lot of problems to be 
ironed out but if every one will 
keep on playing everything will be 

Birdies To Flit 
Over Munger 
Bowl Soon 

It won't be long now until little 
birdies are filling the air in Mun- 
ger Bowl. 

Not real live birdies that tweet, 
but these feathery contraptions that 
people knock back and forth over 
a fence in this game called Bad- 
minton. We are not making any 

vague predictions about here at 

Southern here in the near future, 
we are calling your attention to the 
Badminton tournaments that have 
already been mapped out. 

The men's Single Tournament 
gets under way Monday, September 
30, and is open to all able bodied 
males, both student and faculty who 
care to spend an afternoon or so 
knocking around a rubber "do-hick- 
ey" with feathers stuck in it. Every 
body must register at the Intram- 
ural Office or the Book Store by 
Tuesday, September 24th. 

The contests are scheduled for 
specific times but players may ar 
range their match anytime before 
schedule time. 

The winner and runner-up will 
receive Intramural medals for their 


Hilltoppers Aid B.P.D. 

Sherlock Holmes may have been a wonder in his day, but he'd have 
stiff competition now from some of the Southern Clan. Just look'em 
over— Marbrey Payne, Myra Williams, James Hatcher, Wyatt Jones, 
John Whiting, and C. H. Hunt. 

These six Sherlocks were in front 
of a third avenue service station a 
week ago when five squad cars be- 
gan a six-shooting, mad-cap race 
after a car from Ohio. Even in Bir- 
mingham drivers who persistently 
ignore stop lights all night become 

John Whiting and the "sleuths" 
heard the "calling all cars" broad- 
cast and started for Homewood be- 
hind the B. P. D., but reached the 
destination before the squad cars 
shifted into second. Ten other 
B. P. D. license plates were wait- 
ing for them, however, so Mabrey 
and Hatcher, followed by the oth- 
ers, dashed over to the chasers. 

It was apparent that the police- 
men had run into a lot of luck- 
all bad. Sooo, the squad cars and 
the newly adopted Hilltop recruits 
scoured Shades Mountain and all 
points west, but the reckless driver 
drove on. 

About four o'clock A. M. the 
Whiting load left homeward for the 
journey home when someone sug- 
gested retracing their steps in 
search of a coffee shop. 

For a reason still unknown, they 
went to "Newt's" Restaurant and 
looked on while Wyatt played with 
a customer's dog. As usual one 

thing lead to another, and our tired 
heroes found themselves pouring 
out their adventures to the dog's 

The fellow listened in amazement, 
and then calmly informed the group 
that it was his nephew who was 
causing the headaches. "He was 
supposed to meet me here at two 
this morning, but he hasn't shown 
up yet." 

That was enough for Whiting's 
rough riders. They jumped into the 
car and found their old B. P. D 

"Uncle" was answering police 
questions when fond nephew breez 
ed up to the curb. He left imme- 
diately in a car marked "Official 

Six proud people went home; six 
wilted students came to Thursday's 


by Lester Cingold 

Congrats— The Hilltop was again 
brought into the limelight when Ed 
Neil versatile Southern Athlete, 
pitched the Acipcc team to the 
Amature Baseball Championship of 
the World.— Ed won the praise of 
baseball critics— watch out profes- 

Interest-Southern students will 
be particularly interest in follow- 
ing the Sewanee Football team as 
Jenks Gillem, former Southern 
coach, begins his first year as the 
heat Football Mentor.— We under- 
stand the Tigers will have one of 
the finest group of bacWield men 
in the South — Here's hoping Coach 
Jenks and Fullbright have a suc- 
cessful season. 

• • • 

Net— Freshman prospects are tops 
as far as tennis is concerned. Herron 
and Reynolds, former Ramsay aces 
will try to make the fans forget 
"Red" Johnson and "Gene" McCain 

and we think they probably can. 

• • • 

Golf — A nine hole putting green is 
under construction in Munger Bowl 
and should be finished by the mid 
die of October. Maybe Coach Engle 
bert can prove his feats on the golf 
course now. 

• • • 

Prediction — Once more we step 
out on the eternal limb to pick the 
K.A.s to win the Intramural cup 
for the year. — We're willing to be 
shown we're wrong, Lambda Chis. 

Play Begins 
Next Week) 

Many a horse will go without 
shoes next week as the Fraternity 
horseshoe meet begins. Initial 
games are to be played Tuesday, 
September 24th, with the Beta Kap- 
pas meeting the S.A.E.'s while the 
Delta Sigs face the Pikers. 

In this tournament each fraternity 
will play each of the other fra- 
ternities once, before the horse- 
shoe competition is closed. 

Each fraternity will have three 
double teams, six members. Reg- 
ulation rules will be enforced. 

The horseshoe tournament will 
close October 8. 

Horseshoe Schedule 

Sept. 24 

B. K. 
Delta Sig 

K. A. 

A. T. O. 

B. K. 
Delta Sig 

A. T. O. 
S. A. E. 

B. K. 
A. T. O. 
Pi. K. A 
S. A. E. 
A. T. O. 
L. X. A. 
Pi. K. A. 
A. T. O. 
K. A. 

Pi. K. A. 
A. T. O. 
K. A. 
I. X. A. 


S. A. E. 


Pi. K. A. 

Sept. 24 


L. X. A. 


S. A. E. 

Sept. 25 


L. X. A. 


K. A. 

Sept. 26 


Pi. K. A. 


L. X. A. 

Sept. 27 


Delta Sig 


h- X. A. 

Sept. 30 


K. A. 


Delta Sig 

Oct. 1 


K. A. 


Delta Sig 

Oct. 2 


Delta Sig 


B. K. 

Oct 3 


B. K. 


S. A. E. 

Oct. 4 


B. K. 


S. A. E. 

Oct. 7 


Pi. K. A. 

Oct. 8 

The American Institute of Public 
Opinion has discovered through its 
latest poll that the Congress of the 
United States is made up of Sen- 
ators and Representatives. Alabama, 
Mississippi, and Texas have already 
ordered revision of their school 
texts to include this information. 

Quasemodo P. Browner, in a state- 
ment released to the press late last 
Thursday, said: "Such passe institu- 
tions as afternoon classes and com- 
pulsory convocation shall be abol- 
ished under the new regime. A vote 
for Quasemodo P. Browder is a vote 
for the people!" 

An age limit of forty-two has been 
imposed on football players at Ran- 
dolph-Macon. This limit does not 
apply to Seniors. 

The latest feminine fad at Notre 
Dame is the wearing of brass nose 
rings guaranteed not to turn the 




















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* Reversible Coat * Hat 

rain or shine, be all matched 

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Phi Beta Phi 
at 'Southern 

Joseph & Loeb 

The Hilltop News 

Page Five 

Social Whirl 

Nell Burks, Editor 


Completed List Of 
Pledges At Last 

Now that the "wishy-washy" members of the Freshman class have 
had their minds made up for them by hot boxing upper classmen we 
can at last publish a complete list of the new pledges. They are: 
Alpha Chi Omega: Jane Davis, Dor 

othy Garrett, Betty Nettles, Mar- 
gy Graham, Barbara Freeman, 
Mary Elizabeth Williamson, and 
Louise Campbell. 

Alpha Omicron Pi: Mazie Gandy, 
Betty Keener, Carolyn Mason, 
Mattie Lou Moore, and Ann Stan- 

Gamma Phi Beta: Helen Hurst, Jua- 
nita Hurst, Doris McHugh, Mel- 
rose Paul, Peggy Wright, and Bet- 
ty O'Connell. 

Kappa Delta: Carol Marie Davis, 
Louise DeBardeleben, Lil Culley, 
Mildred Moore, Edith Morton, 
Jane Huddleston, Wita Jones, 
Beatrice Aubrey, Marion Bum- 
gardner, and Eugenia Danbey. 

Pi Beta Phi: Mary Cornelia Banks, 
Betty Caldwell, Jean Emond, Rita 
Belle Farr, Clyde Gragg, and 
Mary Frances Jinnette. 

Thela Upsilon: Junot Bannister, Al- 
lie Christian, Alice Cochran, 
George Parker, and Elizabeth 
Anne Smith. 

Zeta Tau Alpha: Tootsie Brown, 
Ann Reynolds, Fay Speaker, Ev- 
elyn Booth, Alma Nance, Isabelle 
Whitmire, and Edith Plosser. 

Alpha Tau Omega: Don Mann, 
Bobby Bowen, Charles Hill, 

James K. Watts, James Smith, 
and James McHugh. 
Beta Kappa: Billy Woody, Herbert 
Mitchell, Hugo Deitenbeck, Jim- 
my Barr, Paul Brooks, and James 

Delta Sigma Phi: Bill Morrow, Luke 
Austin, and Laurence Smith. 

Kappa Alpha: Doss Cleveland, Dean 
Downs, Robert HofinUuist, Harry 
Johnson, Harold Rowley, Bill 
Hotalen, Bill Sleeman, Lewis 
Mancin, Bill Hammond, Charlie 

Lamda Chi Alpha: Durrell Ruffin, 
Charles Dean, John Rice, Arthur 
Griffin, Ford McDonald, Bryan 
Williams, Bob Murray, G. D. 
Whatley, James Peterson, Joe 
Slaton, Don Anderson, Morris 
MacDonald, Thad McDonald, and 
Sammy Pruett. 

Pi Kappa Alpha: Virgil Newton, 
Donald Obert, and G. W. Smith. 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon: Ed Lide, Jim 
Sullivan, Haskew Brantley, John 
Harris, Claud Shill, Billy Voigt, 
Bobby Meek, Bill West, Charles 
Hewitt, Jack Whitehead, Jack 
Willingham, Brantley Wiley, Jack 
Chichester, Fred Dow, Robert) 
Hanson, Wood Herren, Jeff West, 
Bill Bartlett. 



For Women 
Under Way 

Intramurals, longed talked of, are 
now an actuality. Girls met togeth- 
er Wednesday and, in f jtween pep 
talks, were divided nito sorority 
and independent teams. Greek en- 
tries for tennis and independents' 
entries for vollyball close today. 
Entries for horseshoe, first open 
tournament, will close September 
23. From the way practice in the 
gym clases went, it seems as though 
there's going to be keen competi- 
tion to see who can get the horse- 
shoes to land in the pit— with ring- 
ers a rarity. The girls think the 
horseshoes should enter a marathon 
race or something because they al- 
ways keep on walking. 

Well, medals and loving cups will 
soon be appearing on the campus 
and we'll know who comes out on 
top in these fast and furious games. 

Miss Turner and Miss McCoy are 
well pleased with the way intram- 
urals have started, and they'll be 
even more pleased when they see 
you coming in to sign up. So, girls, 
dash down to Stockham (Always a 
Good Show) and join in all the 

Strand Theater 

The Strand Theater is now show- 
ing a timely film, "The Ramparts 
We Watch", revealing Hitler's most 
powerful Fifth Column weapon. It 
is a story of the First World War, 
showing the rise of Nazism from 
the assassination of Archduke Franz 
to the present time. Although the 
German Embassy at Washington 
tried to ban this picture, the Strand 
Theater is bringing this feature to 

Nazi officials sought to ban their 
own terror film which was shown 
in Europe, as "unfair to Germany." 

Empire Theater 

The Empire this week is present- 
ing a rollicing, fast-paced romantic 
comedy of a new unhappy bride 
who leaves her groom and stows 
away in a poor, young doctor's 
trailer — transcontinental bound — 
and his efforts to dislodge her are 
met with the response expected 
from a determined madcap heriess: 
all this in "Cross Country Ro- 
mance." The hectic trip, sandwiched 
between frequent arrests and mira- 
culous escapes blossoms in true love 
between the stubborn doctor and 
the likewise heiress. Gene Ray- 
mond and Wendy Barrie are co- 
starred and the supporting cast in- 
cludes Hedda Hopper, Billy Gil- 
bert, and George P. Huntley. Now 
showing at the Empire Theatre. 

Potatoes, a staple food, are cook- 
ed in the United States in several 
different ways. They are fried, 
boiled, stewed, and, on the Black- 
feet Indian reservation in Wyoming, 
are pickled in sheep's oil. 

Lumber from the Pacific Elm 
tree is especially adaptable for 
boat-making. This wood develops 
automatically a kind of barnacle 
which enables the boat owner to 
use his vessel at once. 

Ritz Theater 

"The Boys From Syracuse" at the 
Ritz, is a picture full of mirth, mel- 
ody and madness. The lines and 
situations satirize the customs, laws, 
governments and personalities of 
today, said personalities being 
Alan Jones and Joe Penner, who 
play themselves respectively. Lib- 
eral doses of Martha Raye, Eric 
Blore, Charlie Butterworth and 
Alan Mowbray, experts at over- 
playing lines that were extremely 
funny on the stage, are sprinkled 
through "The Boys From Syra- 

of the Theta Upsilon spend-the 
night party Wednesday at the home 
of Josephine Brown. New pledges 
of Theta U. were introduced to the 
active members in a novel way at 
the feast. Wayne Bynum is presi- 
dent of the active chapter and active 
members include Mavis Battle, 
Frances Blake, Josephine Brown, 
Jane Frazier, Louise Gilmore, Vir- 
ginia Lassiter, Mary Moon, Claire 
Morrison, Marguerite Osborne, and 
Clementine Shubert. 

Members of S. A. E. will enter- 
tain the parents of the new pledges 
at a tea at the S. A. E. house at 
3.30 Sunday. The Mothers Club 
will be on hand and Mrs. Johnson, 
house mother, will head the receiv- 
ing line. 

Pi Beta Phi will entertain new 
pledges and their dates at a steak 
fry on Shades Mountain at 6 o'clock 
Saturday night. The pledges of last 
February, Ann Blevins, Sally Sue 
Howe, and Sara McCoy, are the 
hostesses. Afterwards the party will 
adjourn to Milton Christian's dance 

The Beta Kappa Boys will enter- 
tain pledges and their dates at a 
house dance at 8 o'clock Friday 

night. Their dates have not been 
FLOPPY NOW PAN-HELL PREXY asked as we g0 to press 

— Busy on the campus since the FOOD: 

opening of school is Florence Something new on the campus is 

Throckmorton, above, who directed the publications dinner held last 

sorority rush week activities as Friday night for the first time. The 

president of Pan-Hellenic, and as staffs from the "Hilltop News," "La 

president of Kappa Delta Sorority. Revue," and the new undergrad- 

Varied Events Fill 
Campus Calendar 

Pledging is over and the social life on the Hilltop is beginning to 
settle down to the usual round of steak frys, teas, and house dances. 


A midnight feast was the feature I uate ma gazine (if you have rn idea 

for a name bring it in), met in the 
college cafeteria to discuss the pub- 
lications. Dr. Paty spoke informal- 
ly, and Mr. Childers and Mr. Town- 
send talked with the staffs which 
included Tom Dill, Lester Gingold, 
Bob Lively. Frank Cash, Rebecca 
Gray, Virginia Jackson, Bill Ware, 
Ann Blevins, Myra Williams, Bill 
Vance, Tip Rice, Earle Lackey, Sam 
Fisher, Jean Arnoldd, Maurice 
Speed, Jemmy McAdory, Arthur 
Griffin. Howell Heflin. Tom Childs, 
and Nell Echols Burks. 

Don't fail to come to the "Y" 
country party at 7:30 Friday night. 
This is the first in a series of Stu- 
dent Night affairs on the Hilltop 
and it is rumored that there will be 


Doly Dale, Jr. 

Come September we find two outstanding 
things on the calendar, first starting back to 
school after three months of rest, and second 
football after nine months. For the first game 
it is always hard to decide on just what to wear, 
but if you wear an exclusive "Freshy" jumper 
from the third floor of Pizitz you can't go 
wrong. These dresses have been endorsed by 
Perc Westmore, the make-up artist and the sur- 
prising thing about the "Freshy Sportswear" 
creation is that they cost only 
$3.98. A square neckline, fitted 
waist and a full skirt that has 
large roomy patch pockets, 
makes this jumper truly the 
dress for comfort. 

Those that have joined the 
jumper and pinafore ranks are 
freshmen Jean Emond, Mildred 
Moore, Jane Huddleston, Rita Bell Farr and 
upperclassmen Martha Ann Paty, Sarah Wat- 
son, Alice Wise, Mary Frances Jinnett, Bill 
Hudson, and Martha Gary Smith. 

With this weather so changeable we aren't 
so far from the time when fur coats will be 
greatly needed, especially at these night foot- 
ball games. If you are interested in a fur 
coat, take advantage of the reduction that 
Pizitz third floor is now making on their 
gray squirrel coats. The coats that originally 
sold for $245 are now priced at $199. 

See you soon, 




Corduroy is the current 
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look over our new selections. 

If it's new and smart, 
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1921 THIRD AVE. 
(2nd Floor Vanity Boot Shop) 

Page Six 

by tke ducke55 

rushing season now is done 
freshmen dazed — there is no fun 

funny little freshmen running 
around the campus with an arm 
load of books oh so surprised that 
the parties have stopped and that 
they actually have to do a little 
work along the scholastic line . . . 
upperclassmen drooling around the 
campus looking oh so bored by it 
all — they are accustomed to all this 
sort of drivvel you know . . . the 
kappa alpha freshman hunters try- 
ing to find unexplorted material 
among the kappa deltas every year 
they go through the same routine 
to keep from getting in a rut with 
their women little knowing that 
they are getting into a rut all their 
own ... the sigma alpha epsilon 
sheep (pledges to you) all eighteen 
of them dust had to do the thame 
thing betause deir happy itsby bit- 
sy dwoup dust mustn't be bwoken 
up— mama thaid tho — if you hear 
anyone saying baa-a-a-a-a you know 
what it means . . . kappa delta 
prexy throckmorton taking a very 
embarrasing long distance call in 
dr. sensabaugh's office — what's the 
matter floppy, don't the b s c and 
auburn chapters agree on what kd 
material consists of? . . . those bad 
bad boys the sae's getting fined by 
their stiffest competition the beta 
kappas and delta sig's for dirty 
rushing . . . won't the pi phi's ever 
stop boring everybody to extinction 

with their gushing about their won- 
derful California convention and 
their wonderful wonderful amy b. 
onken at their wonderful wonderful 
nashville installation . . . fairy tale 
—once upon a time many many 
years ago there was a ka party at 
which baisez-vous was not present 
... we hear that the ato house has 
been redecorated with interior dec- 
orator brabston officiating we don't 
know for sure but we'll bet it's for 
the dream girl of ato . . . bobbie 
bowen ato pledge tells us he decid- 
ed to join that organization of noble 
manhood because they were the 
intellectual boys and had won the 
scholarship cup . . . another inter- 
esting little feud was evidenced 
friday nite between the zetas and 
the pi phis each tried to see which 
could make the most noise while 
the others pledge ceremony was 
going on. . . 
bouquets to a few 
we like what they do 
the kd's for getting both the fresh- 
men who made the biggest splash 
on the campus . . . george harper 
for showing individuality in refus- 
ing to join a fraternity . . . attrac- 
tive jimmy bushnell for the same . . . 
cute myra ware Williams for her 
stunning repartee . . . martba ann 
paty for getting by on her own at- 
tractiveness and no on the family 
name ... to nelly burks and rebec- 
ca gray for equally sharing the ire 
of all students who think they write 
this . . . ed lide for his stirring 
interpretation of lincoln's gettys- 
burg address . . . tommy ryan for 
always looking as though he's just 
taken a bath . . . jimmy mcadory 
just because he's jimmy . . . the 
huddleston's for being so darn cute, 
individually and as a whole . . . 
evelyn beasley and betty o'connell 
for their beeyoutiful voices . . . 

early lackey for being seen so con- 
sistently in the company of the 
tricky young trick with the too too 
simply parsimonious looking Pack- 
ard. . . 

we now hold oar nose 
a stinkbomb to those 

who combine back-slapping and 
back-stabbing like bill vance . . . 
are always sneering and sarcastic 
like jack cale ... are invariably 
affected like trances voight . . . like 
themselves as well as the editor of 
a la revue . . . gush as much as bet- 
ty anne hard . . . that try to be as 
sweetsimpleandgirlish as neely 
ousler . . . make a game of jilting 
their women like brain jinett . . . 
who take themselves as seriously 
as the pi phis ... try to absorb 
someone elses personality like torn 
childs . . . make a game of going to 
school like bazemore . . . wander 
around the campus trying to look 
as though they reahally belong like 
mizelle the gazelle and knowleton 
the revolt'n . . . stick together as 
though they were glued like sara 
watson and lydia lucas (is she real- 
ly the original tattooed lady, or is 
that just another one of those 
things that gets around?) . . . who 

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classman we've ever seen. . . 

ow knows 
names will appear 

On most college and university 
campuses # throughout the country, 
girls are frequently seen with shoes 
on both feet. Some have moles on 
their second toes. 

The male horse has four legs, 
each leg descending from a corner 
of the horse. The male horse's 
head is joined at the extreme end 
of his neck. 

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VOL. 11, No. 3 Z-2 

Birmingham, Ala. 

Friday, September 27, 1940 

Party Heads 
To Present 

The national political scene will 
be reviewed on the Hilltop Campus 
Tuesday when Ben Ray, local law- 
yer and a candidate to the Demo- 
cratic National Convention, debates 
Hobart H. Grooms, treasurer for 
the State Republican organization. 

Subject for the engagement will 
be "Party Platforms of November." 

Sponsored by the Toreadors — the 
name is selected from the Spanish 
bull throwing class — the debate will 
be staged at 1 p. m., Tuesday in 
Munger Auditorium. George Hud- 
dleston, president for this year, 
made the arrangements. 

Original plans for the debate 
scheduled Paul G. Parsons, head 
of the state "Willkie for President" 
move, and G. T. McCorvey, head 
of the Alabama Democratic organi 

"However," said Huddleston, "Mc 
Corvey said that Parsons was too 
'little' for him to engage, and sub- 
stituted Ray to represent him. Then 
Parsons said that Ray was too 'lit- 
tle" for him to meet, so he sub- 
stituted Grooms." 

So Tuesday's encounter will be 
Grooms vs. Ray. 

A personal touch will be added 
to the affair according to Huddles 
ton, who says that Ray told him 
"I know Grooms very well. He's a 
fine boy." 

Grooms is a staunch Willkie man, 
while Ray stated to Huddleston 
that "I'm against a third term, but 
I decided to stick with my party." 

Minister To 
Be "Y" Speaker 

Munger Auditorium will be the 
scene of frying words and heated 
debates next Monday at 12:30. It 
will be the regular Y. M. session 
headed by William H. Marmion, 
progressive minister of Birming- 

talk will be based on the 
leading 'questions of the day. "Is 
the United States heading toward 
a dictatorship? Are racial pre- 
judices growing among our people? 
Is there such a thing as economic 
justice in our country?" 

A forum will be held after Dr. 
Marmion's address, and all men stu- 
dents on the campus are invited to 
the meeting. 

This will be the second in a ser 
ies which has as its subjects, topics 
which are of great interest to the 
whole campus. 

The future program of the Y has 
been carefully planned for variety 
and entertainment. On October 21, 
a "political rally" will be held, and 
three Y members will represent 
the leaders of the Democratic, Re- 
publican, and Socialist parties. Dur- 
ing this campaign, the party plat 
forms are to be presented, and de- 
fended. Lator in the year the "Y" 
will sponsor the appearance of 
Kirby Page, well known pacifist. 

Theta U Elects 

Theta Upsilon announces the elec- 
tion of Elizabeth Ann Smith as 
president of the pledge group. Oth- 
er officers are Junot Bannister, vice 
president; Alice Cockran, secretary; 
and Grace Parker, treasurer. Other 
pledges are Allie Christian and Vir- 
ginia Lassiter. 



PUNISHMENT — for the freshmen who profane the sacred limits of 
the quadrangle is illustrated above as John A. Reynolds, head of the 
rat program, makes Billy Voigt wish that he hadn't taken that step on 
to the grass of the quadrangle. A tub of water will be kept ready for 
freshmen to wash their feet in should they disobey the rat rules. — 
Photo By Culley. 


Lit Magazine Launched 


"Hmm," said Mr. Childers 
"Pretty good," said Virginia Van 

"I like it." said Bob Lively. 

"Wonderful." said Tom Childs. 

Thus the title for the Birming- 
ham-Southern College undergrad 
uate magazine was selected. 

"Quad" was the entry of Tom 
Childs. as the above remarks indi- 

The idea of a magazine to be 
employed as an outlet for original 
writing done by Hilltoppers was 

born last spring. 

Definite plans were made for the 
launching of such a publication 
during the summer by two seniors 
and a sophomore, who ironed out 
most of the wrinkles which were 
holding up publication. 

As a result of this labor, the first 
issue of "Quad" will appear on 
Nov. 8. 

Content of the magazine — not 
literary— will include articles, fea- 
true stories, poetry, and any- 
thing elese the students them- 
selves contribute. The only re- 
quirement for such material is that 
it shall be on a subject concern- 
ing students of Birmingham-South- 
ern, that it be well written, and 
that it be fifteen hundred words in 

All writing submitted will be 
considered by the editorial board- 
Bob Lively, Tom Childs. and Vir- 
ginia Van Der Veer— who will de- 
cide what stories will be included 
in each issue. Mr. Childers will 
act as advisor to the group. 

A shoestring budget for the first 
year of publication was made pos- 
sible through the aid of Tom Dill, 
business manager of the Hilltop 
News; and Bill Vance, financial 
wizard for the annual. Each has 
donated $200, sliced from the budg- 
ets of their publications. 

The magazine will be issued 

Der Veer. 


ODK Makes 
Plans For 
Coming Year 

Under President Frank Dominick, 
Omicron Delta Kappa is out for a 
big year. Although no definite 
plans have yet been made, Domi- 
nick hopes to get the organization 
in fine working order so that revi- 
sions in the constitutional by laws 
may be made. 

As always, ODK is eager to aid, 
assist, or abet the school in any 
way possible. The key-men will 
continue to be in charge of usher- 
ing for campus and civic affairs, 
and in addition, voice their willing- 
ness to manage college musicals and 

Incidentally, ODK is looking for 
outstanding men, and will tap 
members twice; in November and 
in the Spring. 


The Y. M. C. A. will be host to 
the student body at the weekly tea 
from 3:30 to 4:30 Sunday in Stock- 
ham Building. 

quarterly, at the close of each of 
the four exam weeks. 

Considered a valuable addition 
to present Hilltop publications, 
Quad is designed to present mate- 
rial for which there is no place in 
cither the Hilltop ws or L9 

Seventy-Eight Students 
Vying For Thirty-Four 
Offices On Wednesday 

News Political Writer 

Wide open races are predicted for the thirty-four offices in the 
elections Wednesday with seventy-eight people entered for the fall 
blackslapping contest. 

For the second year, cliques seem to be completely out of Hilltop 
Politics, as various Greek and non-Greek groups are prevented either 

by high ideals or practical politics 

Colleges Try 
For Change 
In Ruling 

A protest against the pledge of 
military service required from all 
students who registered for Civil 
Aeronautics Aviation Training was 
made Tuesday by all the schools 
of Alabama in a meeting of college 
representatives at the Tutwiler 

A plan proposed by the Alabama 
institutions and now under con- 
sideration in Washington will sub 
stitute "Do you plan to enlist for 
Navy or Army flight training? 
When?" for the original "I pledge 
myself to apply for flight training 
in the military service of the Unit 
ed States." 

The colleger represented at the 
Tutwiler were from the University 
Howard, Auburn, Spring Hill, Flor 
ence, Jacksonville, and Southern. 

After a consideration of the whole 
program, the group decided to re- 
quest the change in regulations. 
Also present at the meeting were 
representatives of the C.A.A. board 
and of the Southern Airways, whose 
pilots conduct flight training. 

from organizing. 

With the new constitution requir 
ing election of officers for each of 
the four classes, there seems to be 
an office available for most any 
body interested. 

As in the past, the Executive 
Council positions, and the Senior 
Class officerships will occupy the 

In the Senior Class, George Hud 
dleston. Jack McGill, and Bill Vance 
are off to a neck-to-neck start for 
the presidency. Also neck-to-neck 
for the vice presidency are Frank 
Cash. Virginia Hudson and Don 

For Secretary, Nell Howinglon. 
John Moriarity. and Julia Thie- 
monge have entered. Financial 
Wizards Jimmy Cooper, Thad Mc 
Donald, and Walter Wolff are out 
for treasurer. 

The revised system calls for a 
merger of the old Co-Ed Council 
and Student Senate into one Execu 
tive Council. The girls and boys 
will meet separately only when 
honor code violations are up for 

The new set up also provides that 
the lower and upper divisions will 
be represented equally with five 
girls and five boys from each. 

From the lower division, candi 
dates are Hobson Addock, Gray 
Continued on page four 


Howard Luminaries 
Trounce Hilltoppers 


Last week the annual Birmingham Southern Howard battle of the 
Marne took place. It was a stupendous battle— a fight to the finish. 
Southern's finish. Of course, the fact that BSC. has done away with 
football, did not faze the worthy combatants. It was a fast and furious 
game, every second packed with thrills; and a game befitting the fine, 
clean-cut precedent set by the two institutions predecessors. 
The time of this mighty battle 

was last Sunday night. The place, 
Radio Station WAPI. Five Bir 
mingham-Southern professors were 
pitting their wits against those of 
five Howard professors in Mr. 
Douglas L. Hunt's weekly Speliaree. 
Representing the Hilltop were Dr. 
Walter B. Posey, professor of his- 
torp; Dr. Leon Sensabaugh, of the 
same department; Dr. Russell S. 
Poor, professor of geology; Dr. 
David Martin Key, professor f 
Latin and Greek; and Dr. Wyatt 
W. Hale, dean and registrar. 

Dr. Posey, the first to sit down, 
failed on the word "staccato"; 
while Dr. Poor was next in missing 
"pediculosis," known to most peo- 
ple as "lousy." Then came the 
downfall of Dr. Sensabaugh. The 
wc rd was "erysipelas," and although 

he begged to be allowed to sub- and not on the part of the staff. 

stitute "lumbago," down went Dr. 
Sensabaugh, because 'The Grim 
Reaper," as Mr. Hunt is affection 
ately known on his program, re 
mained adamant. Dr. Key didn't 
fall until they came to the word of 
Latin derivation, "desiccate." 

Dr. Hale, the only remaining 
member of the team, stood his 
ground nobly until Mr. Hunt started 
on a list submitted by one Cecil 
Parsons, student at this institution, 
and then he, too, went the way of 
all flesh by misspelling "subterran 

The final score was 39-26 in How 
ard's favor. 

Ed's note . . . any mistakes in 
spelling on this page are due to 
errors on the part of the printer, 

Page Two 

The Hilltop News 

Former Editor Writes 

The Hilltop News 

Frank Cash, Editor — Tom Dill, Business Manager 

I'ublished weekly during the school year and entered as second class matter at the Birmingham, 
postoifice, under Act of Congress, March 6, 1876. Subscription rate: $2.00 a year. 

Will Cliques Come 
Back To The Campus? 

On Wednesday the members of the stu- 
dent body will go to the polls to select the 
students who are to carry on their part in 
the governing of this institution. Prior to 
last year it has been customary for the 
members of the several campus fraternities 
and sororities to get together and split the 
offices among their organizations, each 
agreeing, in turn, to support all the other 
candidates in return for the support of the 
remainder of the group for his candidate. 
It was not at all uncommon for a very un- 
worthy person to be elected to an outstand- 
ing campus office simply because he or she 
belonged to the group whose turn it was to 
have a member in that particular post. 

On one or two occasions in the past cer- 
tain altruistic members of these groups 
would refuse to join the clique only to find 
that the Greek organizations ran the cam- 
pus elections. 

One might question why it was that the 
non-fraternity men and women on the Hill- 
top didn't have an equal voice in the elec- 
tions as they are superior in number. 
It seems logical that they could have gotten 
together and elected their own candidates. 
However, experience has shown us that 
such is not the case. Either because of the 
fact that they cannot organize as well as 
the Greeks, or because of an attitude of 
defeatism, they hardly ever held an import- 
ant campus office. 

But last year, following to the excellenet 
example set by the sororities in refusing 
to organize, the Greeks formed no success- 
ful cliques, and as a result in almost every 
case the offices were filled by the persons 
who deserved them. And the fair election 
did not result in the loss by fraternity and 
sorority members of those posts to which 
they were entitled. There were successful 
candidates from both fraternity and non- 
fraternity groups. 

Whether or not cliques will be formed in 
this election remains to be seen, but we 
are hoping that the same fairness and honor 
which characterized last year's voting will 
be carried over into this year so that it 
may become a tradition on the Hilltop that 
every student shall have an eequal chance. 

"It's Unpatriotic To 
Be Unhealthy" 

At the suggestion of President Roosevelt, 
John B. Kelly, chairman of the Democratic 
Party in Philadelphia and former Olympic 
sculling champion, has started a nation- 
wide program "to make America fit". 

If this program is carried out success- 
fully, it will be one of the finest and most 
progressive steps that this Administration 
has taken. 

Immediately, of course, someone will 
raise the cry of regimentation. The plans 
are to prescribe programs of regular ex- 
ercise for every citizen. However, the 
whole ideea is purely voluntary and non- 
poHtical. And even if, after the plan has 
worked successfully for the volunteers, it 
be made compulsory, such a thing will no 
more regiment us than compulsory educa- 
tion has done. 

We are a nation of "softies". Hard work 
and exercise have gone out of style. Of 
course, we go out and watch someone else 
play football and occasionally we play 
« nine holes of golf or a set of tennis but all 
in all we have pampered our bodies and 
they have grown soft. 

The fact that most of us ride almost 
everywhere we go and have forgotten how 
to walk was brought home to us recently 

when it was discovered during the recent 
Army maneuvers that our soldiers could 
walk only fifteen miles a day. Compare 
this, if you will, with the fact that com- 
panies of infantry in Europe cover thirty 
in a not too hard day. 

We are urging this training, however, not 
as a method of producing soldiers for death 
but rather as a means of making healthy 
healthy men and women for life. But, if 
we were ever engaged in a war, all of us 
would certainly be in much better shape 
if we had learned to walk again. 

Perhaps it is a form of pagan vanity to 
admire bodily beauty so much, but who 
does not remember with pleasure newsreel 
pictures of mass calisthenics performed by 
members of the German Youth Movement. 
In the reading of "Mein Kampf", the idea 
which stood out above all others, in our 
thinking, was the plan to build a strong 
and healthy youth by national exercising. 

And anyone, who condemns the program 
because of the connection in his own mind 
with other ideas of which he does not ap- 
prove, is a fool. For it is a wise 
takes the best from his 
makes it into his own. 

However, this association is certainly not 
the best, for the Germans also attempted 
the regimentation of the mind in a similar 

Let us look further back to a model that 
is more worthy of emulation. There is no 
better one in all the history of mankind 
than that provided by the ancient Greeks 
in their gymnasiums where the body and 
mind received equal attention and where 
that fine and excellent balance was kept 
between the development of the two. 

Here on the Hilltop we have anticipated 
somewhat the general trend toward a 
healthier America. In the first place for 
a long time now physical education has 
been a required subject for both men and 
women. And again with the introduction 
of our program of Intramural Sports we 
have taken a step in the right direction. 

National physical health is one of the 
greatest riches that a state can possess and 
it is vital to mental and social health. For 
without any one member of this trio, 
neither of the other two can exist to their 
fullest extent. 

So let us all rally around the somewhat 
trite sounding but nevertheless meaningful 
slogan which has been suggested for the 

"It's unpatriotic to be unhealthy**. 

But aside from a sense of duty to our 
nation we have just as valid a duty to our- 
selves and our potential children. 

Finally let us all remember that there is 
no lovelier work of art than a keen, well 
developed, finely balanced mind in a 
healthy, well built body. 

Co To The Polls 

Next Wednesday the student body will go 
to the polls to select class officers and their 
representatives on the Executive Council. 

That is, part of the student body will go. 
The rest will say to themselves that their 
vote won't swing the election one way or 
the other and will stay away. We aren't 
saying that your individual vote will decide 
the election, but we are saying that it is 
your duty to vote. 

Some students think that our part in the 
governing of the school is very small, too 
small to worry about and too insignificant 
to bother with. Our share is small, but un- 
less we show an interest in what we have 
we'll never have any more. 

So for your own good, before you leave 
the campus Wednesday, go to the polls and 

Editor, The Hilltop News: 

Allow me, sir, to offer my heartiest con- 
gratulations for two fine issues of your 
paper. As is usual, I suppose, with all first 
issues, yours was in text mediocre, but of 
fine appearance. With the actual com- 
mencement of school, however, your staff 
has perked up amazingly, the result being 
that your second issue is a superb one! 

I would congratulate Miss Pauline 
Thomas on her well-written and level- 
headed article. To another contributor to 
the editorial page, "A Disgusted Greek," I 
would also offer commendation. His plan 
for the deferring of rushing is an excellent 
one and has been in the minds of students 
for some time. I would suggest to Mr. A. D. 
Greek that he organize a committee for 
the purpose of furthering propaganda in 
favor of setting back rushing. This is really 
a fine idea, it will weld the freshmen to- 
gether, since they will not, at the moment 
pledges are announced, be automatically 
broken up into little separate groups. This 
freshman spirit will, at the end of four and 
a half months be so strong that more than 
likely it will never be disintegrated. Thus, 
as years go on, you will have united classes. 

Also allow me to urge that students com- 
ply with your request concerning Mr. Tom 
Dill. Good old Tom is a very harassed 
fellow and needs to have his mind relieved. 
So, I too urge that everyone help old Tom. 

And now to you, Mr. Editor. To you I 
have things to say — most of which you al- 
ready know; but now I would voice them 
so thcit oth o r s too would kn o^v 

At a time when people in Birmingham 
are beginning to grow feverish in their 
judgment of patriotism, basing it on the 
number of flags bought from a Birming- 
ham flag store which has grown overnight 
into a sweeping business, or on the number 
of curse words or epithets placed before 
Hitler's name, at such a time, it is good 
to have a word of caution. 

I know of no better person than you, Mr. 
Editor, to handle the job of urging cau- 
tion, of temperance, if you will, in making 

To the students, I would say this: the 
editor of this paper is in the Alabama 
National Guard; he is subject to being call- 
ed out at any time, before he has been 
graduated, even, if the government so or- 

ders. Thus: his words have an even greater 
wisdom that cannot be denied. Congress- 
men and Senators and others may be able 
to speak loudly and command more at- 
tention, but I contend that none has more 
to say than one editor of one small, weekly, 
college paper. To students, I would fur- 
ther urge that, though they read what 
Walter Winchell, Paul Mallon, David Law- 
rence, Walter Lippman, Raymond Clapper, 
an d— though it hurts — even what that clair- 
voyant agent of Olympus on high, Miss 
Dorothy Thompson, have to say, they 
should consider with equal seriousness 
what the editor of this paper writes. 

Young people must remember that the 
nation IS heaeded for war, that the Presi- 
dent is already making private negotia- 
tions for further transfer of ships and air- 
planes to England, that before the winter is 
out, Canadian pilots will probably be train- 
ing in Alabama air centers, that we are 
the safeguard of British rights in the Orient 
and that Japan is a powder keg as long 
as we have Marines there carrying around 
lighted matches. 

These things are happening. Jobs when 
you graduate are highly improbable, you 
won't know how to bore a rifle barrel or 
make steel armor for a battleship or take 
down and repair an airplane engine. Law- 
yers will soon have less and less to do as 
law becomes a governmental proclamation 
with only limited appeal; students will 
drop off and teachers will be needed less 
and less; business will for a time get bet 
ter and better, but young men within the 
draft limits will find companies more and 
more hesitant towards accepting them into 

Listen! That noise is not the wind in the 
tree; it is your future being blown away! 

I have thrown the torch to the new 
editor, expecting it to burn as brightly as 
ever it did. I find it even more radiant in 
a night even darker. No more than this 
can I say. 


Editors Note: "Red" Holland, former 
student on the Hilltop and Editor of this 
newspaper, is now Director of Publicity for 
the State Teachers College in Livingston. 
Alabama. He knows 'Southern as one who 
has spent four years here working with it. 
It is for this reason that we are glad to 
pass his letter on to you. 


FATE— This little campus incident took 
place in the "too too" intellectual group dis- 
guished under the title English 3 and com- 
monly called "Childer's writing." 

Gathered around their clubby table were 
this year's crop of the diligent dozen, whom 
Childers was entertaining with the latest 

Said he: "There are enough diamonds 
mined in Kimberiy to adorn the fateful 
fingers of the women of five continents." 

"Mr. Childers," interrupted Tommy Ryan 
in his most serious and inquiring manner, 
"what is the fateful finger?" 

"This," replied the master illustrating 
with Nell Echols Burks. 

"Oh," said Tommy, still quite serious, 
"well, I don't know much about palmistry 

RACKET— The latest is that of chapel 
monitor Joe Horn. The rate per absence 
on Row 5, Section B, ground floor of Mun- 
ger is $.50, payable in installments. 

States Racketeer Horn, "That's absolutely 
the cheapest I can make it, even ifor 

ANGEL FARM— A goodly crop of Hill- 
top men are escaping weekly from the 

It seems that John A. Reynolds and some 
five compatriots arrived at "Angel Farm" 
otherwise known as Montevallo, last Sun- 

by Hildy 

day to find some twenty-five Andrews Hall 
ers scouting the campus. 

So come this Sunday they plan to make 
the excursion again— this time in a bus— 
$.30 round trip. No one-way rate has been 
established as yet. 

A whole series of trips are now being 
planned by the enthusiastic "Southern 
Special" riders 

Next week's tour will head toward Jack 
sonville Sate Teachers's College. 

Better keep an eye on your men (or 
man as the case may be) . 

BRAWL — A rumor goes about that Milton 
Christian may be sued by the union on ac 
count of the free brawl the other night. 

COME BACK— In Mr. Anderson's music 
appreciation class the other day, the Mae 
stro was trying to illustrate a type of 
rhythm by comparing it to poetry. No one 
was smart enough to catch on very quickly, 
so, to clarify matters, the prof calls for an 
illustration. His eye travels around the 
classroom full of shrinking students; he 
spots a likely-looking stooge cringing on 
the back row. 

"Give me a line from 'Gray's Elegy! Miss 
Gray!" says he. 

Non plussed for a split second, Rebecca 
pertly makes the come-back: 

"I'm sorry, Mr. Anderson, that's another 


The Hilltop News 

Page Three 

News Sport Page 

Lester Gingold. Editor 

Intramural Board 

Managers To Be 
Chosen For Sports 


More wrinkles were ironed oud of the new intramural program 
Monday afternoon when Coach Battle and his athletic boards met. 

The independent board is composed of men representing the var 
ious high schools, and will organize the men from their schools into 
active teams. 

The most important decision of 
the board was to make varsity let- 
ter earners eligible for participation 
in all intramural activities. The 
participation of these men will not 
make much difference to this year's 
program, and will not effect next 
year's at all. 

All the sports included in the 
program will follow all official 
rules as closely as possible, and will 
be changed only in cases where a 
change may help players. Sugges- 
tions of the changes and the pass- 
ing of them will fall under the 
duties of the board. 

In order that the program may 
function smoothly, Coach Battle 
needs several sports managers. If 
a person desires to serve as a 
manager he should see Coach Battle 
immediately. These applications 
will be considered, and the man 
agers will be selected by a joint 
meeting of the board. 

Both independent and fraternity 
teams are in full swing in volley 
ball and horseshoe tourneys. In- 
dividuals are warming up their 
arms for a hot round of Badminton. 

If it keeps on getting colder, 
maybe we can fill the Natatorium 
with water and include ice skating 
in the intramural program. 

Empire Theater 

"Torrid Zone", which the Empire 
is now showing, is a combination 
of James Cagney. Ann (Oomph) 
Sheridan, Pat O'Brien, and tropical 
banana plantations. Cagney is the 
easy going, two-fisted fighter and 
straight-shooter always in the right; 
Sheridan as an experienced card- 
shark and jail-birdess; O'Brien as 
the fire-spitting, hard-boiled, cigar- 
chewing boss. The supporting cast 
includes graveled-voiced Andy De- 
vine and Jerome Cowan. Plenty 
of action in this rip-roaring he-man 

Ritz Theater 

The Ritz is now showing "Comin' 
Round the Mountain" — a real hill- 
billy hoe-down and hilarious feud- 
in', and plenty of that Ozark 'music' 
mingled in. Robbin (Bob) Bums as 
the bazooka-tootin' hick, and Una 
Merkel head the cast. The support- 
ing cast includes Uncle Ezra. Gilder- 
sleeve and Jerry Colonna (from 
Fibber McGee's and Bob Hope's pro- 
grams, respectively, and Don Wil- 

IIARD PLAY— for all students through intramural sports is typified 
by Bobby Meeks, left and Haskew Brantley as they come from the 
field after an hour of football. The intra-mural office is functioning 
smoothly with over two hundred students having come in to register 
for sports. This figure does not include the required gym classes for 
freshmen.— Photo By Crenshaw. 

son. You'll hold your sides and roll 
in the aisles all the way through 
this picture. 

Lyric Theater 


Don't Be Dopes 
Get Your Cokes 


Madison Drug Co. 

700 No. 20th St. 


Hilltoppers In Movies 

By John A. Reynolds 

Birmingham Southern will have a hand in entertaining and inform 
ing the State Fair visitors. 

Under the direction of Bill Lively, a booth has been planned to 
show visitors what is going on at 'Southern. Two display booths will 
show by wall displays the academic and social side of the school. 

A moving picture, that will be 
shewn in a specially constructed the- 
ater, will give a general view of col 
lege activities. Be sure and see OUR 
exhibit and urge your parents and 
friends to drop around and see how 

we live on the campus. 

'Southern is taking another step in 
educating the youth of Alabama. 
The administration has formed the 
first Film Center in the state and 
is promoting visual education for 
the Grammar and High Schools 
through this district. 

The Film Center is a self support- 
ing branch and has been praised by 
educators throughout the country. 
Contracts have been made with 
thirty-five state schools and the dis- 
tribution of the film is arranged so 
as to fit in with the class room 

Efficient service and lowness of 
cost are features of the 'Southern 
Film service. Because of the near- 
ness of the consumers, the film can 
be worked into more schedules of 
study and the pictures can be re- 
tained longer by the instructor. 

The Film Library of Southern 
has sixty-five reels covering subjects 
of Science. Geography, and grade 
school interests. ine interest in 
these films is spreading in educa- 
tional circles and the Film Library 
is expanding rapid 1>. 

Won't it be great to learn Latin 
from a script held by Ann Sheridan? 

Starting Friday, the Lyric will 
show "Twenty Mule Team", with 
Wallace Beery and Leo Carrillo in 
the leading roles. This picture com- 
bines all the action and thrills of 
the best Westerns with Death Val- 
ley as a background, and an U. S 
Army bombing squadron diving 
from the skies to investigate the 
haul of borax across the desert. 
The government is highly interested 
in this strange sight, making its way 
across the sands of the desert. Filled 

with hair-splitting action and real 
drama of the west, Wallace Beery 
and Leo Carrillo turn in sterling 

Cameron Bradley of Southboro, 
Mass., a recent Harvard graduate 
and vice president of the Veteran 
Motor Car Club of America, spends 
his spare time collecting old auto- 
mobiles. He has 16 pre-1910 models. 


For Private Dances With 
Music Included 



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Rent a 


for your 

Club Dance or 
private Party 


2117 3rd Ave., No. 
Phone 3-5183 


Open Singles 
In Badminton 
Begin Monday 

Thirty-nine Badminton enthusiasts 
have signed up to participate in 
the first Men's open single's tour- 
nament. Fraternity as well as in- 
dependent men have made clear 
their intention of carrying off one 
of the two handsome "keys" that 
are to be given to the winner and 

Actual play will begin Monday 
and the players will have until 
Wednesday night to play off their 
matches in the first round and sec 
ond round. 

Matches can be played at any con- 
venient time before Wednesday 
night and the winner is to post his 
name on the board in the Intra 
mural office. 

Pairings are below: 

Donald Hrabston vs. Bye 

Perrin Reynolds vs. Paul Hamilton 

Sam Reid vs. Tom Cleveland 

Doug Collins vs. Bye 

Charlie Ware vs. John A. Reynolds 

George Simpson vs. Wood Herrin 

Bowen vs. Kimbrough 

Leo Richard vs. Wilson Howell 

Lester Gingold vs. Bill Hotalin 

James Pex vs. W. R. Ray 

Tommy Neal vs. Bye 

B. Morgan vs. Bye 

Hewitt vs. Conway 

Dominick vs. Preston 

Baronelli vs. Harold Howell 

George Brown vs. Clarence Rainwater 

Rowler vs. Bye 

Levine vs. Voigt 

Anderson vs. Brantly 

Whitehead vs. Bye 

Jack Cale vs. W. Livingston 

Harper vs. Kassouf 


From Kodak Films. Deckle 
Edges Envelopes to Match, 98c 
per Dozen or 3 Dozen for $1.98 

LOLLAR'S - 302 N. 20th St. 

Birmingham, Ala. 


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Every Sport 



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Phone 7 6396 


To every one of my good friends on 
the Hilltop goes my sincere hope that 
you will visit me soon at Porter's. 
Drop by for a friendly chat or consult 
me with any problem your fall ward- 
robe presents. I'll be happy to see 
you ! 


$19.95 up 

rvCdTicin tracer < 

The Hilltop News 

Pag6 Four 

Calling All Ca rbos 

Theatre Ready For 
Action And Acting 


sounds are seeping through the -prosenium" 

in the 


student act. 

A prosenium? Don't let it frighten you. 

As explained by Tommy Ryan a prosenium is the hole through 
which the audience views that which is happening on the stage. 

Tommy, the technican for the 
College Theater, reports that with 
the new equipment secured during 
the summer, the stage crew is go- 
ing to produce some really profes- 
sional sets. Leave it to Tommy and 
Mr. Abernathy and the stage will 
be as fine as any acting platform 
in the country. 

Robert Green, the official stage 
manager, is tickled a light color of 
red by his new mechanical tools. 
For a slight hit of help in con- 
structing th< new flats. Robert will 
let you learn to use his new tools. 

Cingold Has 
Things To 
Sell You 

Do you got school spirit? 
Doesn't matter whose school spirit 
Robert Burr, the art director prom- i just so you got some, or at least 

ises some interesting color effects 
since the Theater has six new sets 
of portable foot and border lights. 

Would you like to know how to 
erase years from your face? Mar- 
brey Payne has the answer in her 
little make up box. 

Rebecca Gray will take charge 
of the business end of the Theater 
this year and at a recent press con- 
ference she said, Quote: Everybody 
looks rosy. Unquote. 

Mr. Abernathy says the identity 

that's what Lester Gingold <Spts. 
Ed. The H. N.; Star Salesman, the 
Star Market: Advertising staff, the 
Hilltop News: Real Estate Man; 
Milkman; etc.) says in his current 
effort to branch out into several 

Now Gingold says all loyal South- 
ern students must go to the Howard 
football games, nad buy their tick- 
ets to these games from Gingold. 

"I am offering two tickets for 
the price of one," said Gingold in 

of the first play to be produced this | an exclusive interview yesterday, 
season is still a mystery to him and The gate price to all games is $1.10. 

when it is announced it should still 
be a mystery. A mystery comedy 
is what Mr. Abernethy is looking 
for and any suggestions would be 
appreciated. Depending on the dif- 
ficulty of the mystery, as to solving 
and producing, is the production 
date, which will come late in No- 
vember or early in December. Mr. 
Abernathy and his staff will play 
"Dear Brutus" and "Berkley 
Square" as the other productions 
of the season. 
You might not have been blessed 

Hilltoppers can get their tickets to 
any two games for this price. 

Gingold added, after careful com- 
putation, "I could not do better for 
mine own brother." 

Joanna Thorpe, Florence Trock 
morton, and Dorothy Trotter. 


Selection of leaders for the 
Freshman, Sophomore and Junior 
classes, inaugurated for the first 
time this year, is the first step to- 

ith the profile of a Barrymore or j ward real class organization and 

the sex appeal of a Southern, but 
you've probably got actors some- 
where in the family closet; so why 
not read for the plays and let the 
skeleton dance. 

Some inquiring minds may ask 
what they will get out of working 
with the College Theatre. Well, 
most folks get a lot of fun, some 
good experience in most anything 
you could think of; a few, pub- 
licity; and the outstanding ones, 
passes to the Little Theatre. The 
awards this year were made to C. 
M. Dendy and Mary Garrett. Mary's 
work in all three of last year's pro- 
ductions; "Kind Lady", "Outward 
Bound", and "Stage Door", won her 
the award. Dendy was outstanding 
in "Stage Door" and "Outward 
Bound". Mary was the alternate 
of Alva Wade, who is out of town 
this year. 

Remember, you too can have your 
name in lights. Come on and try 
out, wont 'cha? 



Buck, George Douglas, Homer Ellis. 
James Hatcher, Ralph Jolly, John 
Rice, Clifton Shelby, Claud Shill, 
Billy Voight, James Walker, Cor- 
nelia Banks, Glen Jenkins, Mar- 
guerete Jones, Phyllis Kirkpatrick, 
Grace Parker, Elizabeth Ann Smith, 
Gene Smith, Martha Gary Smith, 
Robbie Tate, Mary Myrtis Walsh, 
and Mary Elizabeth Williamson. 

In the upper division, the politi- 
cal aspirants are Donald Brabston 
(yes, again), Tom Cleveland, Ho- 
well Heflin, Charles O. Jones, Ken- 
neth Liles, Dee Moody, Bill Pardue, 
Charles Ware, Charles West, Fran- 
cis Blake, Nell Burks, Barbara 
Calloway, Francis Friddle, Grace 
Gamble, Mary Penruddocke, Mary 
Louise Ivey, Emma Lee Pepper, 

"intraschool spirit. 

Junior class candidates for presi- 
dent are: Julian Bishop, Joe Gor- 
don, and Ann Reynolds, for presi- 
dent; Sarah Douglas, Paul Kassouf, 
and Don Winfield, vice president; 
Glenn Abernathy, Barbara Free- 
man, and Betty Ann Hard, for sec- 

Up for Sophomore offices are: 
Jean Arnold, and Jantiette Mun- 
kettrick, president; Hoyt Kaylor and 
Virginia Pickens, vice president; 
Lynn Chitwood, and Ouida Black 
erby, secretary. 

The Frosh "want-to-be-leaders" 
group includes Bob Eowen. Myer 
Crumrine, and George Harper, 
president; Don Anderson, Dean 
Downs and Don Mann, vice presi- 
dent; and Jack Chichester, Char 
lotte Meacham, and Billy Woody, 
for secretary. 


Through the failure of the Hilltop 
News to publish the news on the 
petition deadline of Wednesday, 
many students who planned to go 
out for the campus offices failed 
to hear about the opening of politics 
until too late. 

In considering the nomination 
blanks, the Elections Board placed 
a number of new names in nomina 
tion. This group includes Glenn 
Abernathy, Hobson Adcock, Cor- 
nelia Banks, Ouida Blackerby, Gray 
Buck, Lynn Chitwood, James Coo- 
per, George Douglas, Sarah Doug- 
las, Homer Ellis, Barbara Freeman, 
Betty Ann Hard, Nell Howington, 
Virginia Hudson, Paul Kassouf, 
Hoyt Kaylor, Phyllis Kirkpatrick, 
Charlotte Meacham, Thad McDon- 
ald, John Moriarity, Virginia Pick- 
ens, Ann Reynolds, John Rice, Clif- 
ton Shelby. Gene Smith, and Walter 

These names are listed in the 
above story under the office for 
which they are competing. 


Upsets Galore 
Fill Frat Battles 
In Horseshoes 

The horse shoe stobs in the bowl 
are being given quite a beating as 
the fraternity horse shoe league 
gets into full swing. 

Tuesday afternoon the Beta Kappa 
boys trotted out to the pits only 
to be downed by the galloping 
b.A.E.'s. Hudson and Collins col- 
lared the post enough times to de- 
feat Winfield and Wingfield 21-3 
and 21-5. In the second tiff Ros 
dick and Sims defeated Chichester 
and Willingham of the S.A.E. clan 
21-11, 21-7. 

The Delta Sigs were successful 
as Ware and Gordon were defeated 
by Graham and Huddleston. 21-5, 
26-21. The second battle of the 
afternoon featured Truss and Mor- 
row of the Delta Sigs versus Little 
and Blackman of the Pi K. A s. The 
Delta Sigs were again victorious 
28-6. 13-21, and 21-12. 

Wednesday afternoon the A. T. 
O's Bowen and Rockhill ran up a 
score of 21-18, 21-12, over Hudson 
and Jones of the S.A.E.'s. The sec- 
ond O.T.O., S.A.E. game weni 
to the S. A. E's, 21-3, 21-15. 

In the final games between the 
Kappa Alpha's and Lambda Chi's, 
the K. A. contingent defeated the 
opposition in two straight sets. T. 
Cleveland. D. Cleveland. J. Ardis, 
and J. Guffin were K. A. pitchers. 
S. Pruitt, J. Outlaw, Hefflin. and 
George Brown represented the 
Lambda Chi's. 


Library Now 
Has Fourteen 
Hour Day 

The electric bill of the college 
will go up but so should grades. 

The announcement that the Lib- 
rary will be open till ten o'clock 
brought furrows to the Bursar's 
placid brow, and cheers from stu- 
dents who wait till the last min- 
ute to do necessary research. 

Not only time has been added 
to the Library service, for a new 
Librarian graces the staff. Miss 
Jean Pickard is the new personage 
and she replaces Miss Frances 
Jackson who has been made head 
Librarian at Talasee High school. 

Miss Pickard t is a graduate of 
Chicago University and Columbia. 
She has worked in libraries of the 
East and now takes her place as 
assistant to Miss Harmer and will 
be in charge of Government Docu- 

New equipment seems to be quiet 
the thing around the campus now 
and the Library followed right 
along in purchasing some new 
chairs and tables for the students 
convenience and more worries for 
the Bursar. 

Come On Down 

There seems to have been some 
misunderstanding about the pic- 
tures for this year's annual. So 
far, only freshmen have turned up 
at the La Revue office to get their 
picture appointment. Mr. BiU 
Vance, business manager of the 
yearbook, wishes to take this op- 
portunity to urge all upperclassmen 
to call by for appointments. Be- 
cause, this year, pictures of sopho- 
mores, Juniors, and seniors are to 
be included in La Revue, as well 
as those of the freshmen. This is 

down to the office in the base- 
ment of the library and sign up, so 
that you too can 
of tlx 


And thus you have passed the 
course — or flunked. 
Simple, isn't it? 

And why did Emilio leave this 

(Heck, I don't know.— The Fea 
ture Editor.) z 

Hilltopper From Heaven 


The H.N. Research Department has located Utopia. 
Or something very close to it. 

It is a little country called Costa Rica somewhere south of Mexico. 

This information came into the 
hands of the Research Department 
from Jose Emilio Vargas, Hilltop 
freshman and a native Costa Rican. 

It seems, as Emilio tells it, that 
students don't study in Costa Rica. 

They go to classes, oh yes, but 
they don't have lessons and tests 
and those infamous inventions call- 
ed "pop quizzes." 

They don't even have four exams 
a year. Just once do they have to 
come up before the judgment bar. 

And this once is in the form of 
an informal little get-together in 
which professor and students mere- 
ly discuss the year's work of lack 
of work as the case may be, and sip 
some Costa Rican coffee. 

At the end of the haif hour or 
so, the professor says, quote: 

"Well, I've enjoyed it, Mr. Var j 
gas. See you next year." 

Headquarters of the Internation- 
al Labor office have been tempor 
arily transferred from Geneva, 
Switzerland, to McGill University. 

Hillman Hotel 

36 Years of Service 

Inviting yon to come in 
and see what's what in 





Your slightest whim has been antici- 
pated . . . everything from "undie- 
graduates" to extra-curricular formals. 
All Blach's many departments have 
concentrated on fashions that the 
American College Girls has dictated 
... we know 'cm and we've got 'em. 

miss flay Mcpherson 

. . . has graciously consented to 
be "Miss Blach's" on Southern's 
campus. She is our information 
bureau al>out what's new and 
what you'll like at Blach's! 

See "Miss Blach's a la sports" at 
the Y.W.C.A. Meeting Monday, 
Student Activities Rldg. at 12:30! 

Social Whirl 

Nell Burks, Editor 

Much Doing 

Campus Datebooks' 
Pages Crammed 

Biggest news on the social front this week is the Kappa Alpha hay 
ride to be held at three o'clock Sunday. K. A.s and their dates will 
leave in trucks from the fraternity house for Camp Cosby, and plan 10 
spend the afternoon pitching horseshoes, playing baseall, volley ball 
and badminton. Swimming was also on the program but has since been 
changed to ice skating. 

and fun is going to be the 
motto of the A. O. Pi's bi-monthly 
supper party. The first supper was 
held at 6 o'clock Tuesday, with 
Maxine Davis and Julia Thurman 
as hostesses. The A. O. Pi's are 
still mad at the Alpha Chi's for 
having salt in a can labeled sugar 
which they had to borrow because 
of the forgetfulness of the good sis- 
ters. Maybe it was because they 
were so excited about the steak 
fry planned for October 21. 

A. O. Pi members, for future 
reference fraternity reference, are 
Mary Penruddocke, Ruth Allan, 
Pam Cheatham, Jane Barratt, Max- 
ine Davis, Ruthe Griffith, Helen 
Galloway, Mary Evelyn Lollar, 
Felicia McLaughlin, Emma Lee 
Pepper, Mary Ann Rice, Julia 
Thiemonge, Julia Thurman, Jane 
Walton, Mary Augusta Wood, Mazie 
Gandy, Betty Keener, Carolyn Ma- 
son, Mattie Lou Moore, and Ann 
Stanton. Angel Farm travellers 
please note. 

The Beta Kappa boys have finally 
decided to reveal the names of the 
girls who rated their house dance 
Friday night. Members, pledges, and 
dates were Edwin Bowman, Fannie 
Mae Lawson; Julian Rosdick, Louise 
Ogburn; James Walker, Jeanette 
Giegel; Billy Woody, Evelyn Mc 
Eachern; Hal Wingfield, Nona Faye 
Fancher; Billy Meyers. Mary Brit- 
tain; Don Winfrield, Reba Clark; 
Hobart Camp, Frances Varner; Aus 
tin Ponds, Estelle Leary; Earl Mit 
chell, Dorothy Strickland; Pete 
Henson, Jean Dwyer; Bill Pardue, 
B. W. Dorough, Billy Chappell, 
Leonard Winston, Bill Lavies, Fred 
Lewis, Roy Hyde, Frank Davidson, 
Dickie Waters, Farley Green, Paul 
Brooks, and Charlie Guthrie. Mrs. 
B. M. Roegner, house mother, acted 
as chaperon. (If the right girl is 
with the wrong man. refer com- 
plaint to B. K. social correspondent 
to Hilltop News.) 

The Pi Kappa Alpha's entertain 
ed each other at a smoker Monday 
night in the Pi K. A. room on the 
campus. Plans were made for their 
formal dance November 14 at which 
the Dream Girl of Pi K. A. will be 
announced. It has been suggested 

that a Hilltop girl be selected in- 
stead of one of the Angels from 
Angel Farm. 

Kappa Delta initiated Rosemary 
Marshall, Alice Wise, and Cornelia 
Ousler at 6 o'clock Monday in the 
K. D. room. Afterwards the K. 
D's and their new actives had din 
ner in the college cafeteria in the 
new move to "keep it on the cam 
pus." Members are Ethlyn Burns, 
Flay McPherson, Addie Lee Dunn, 
Lucy Monette, Sara Watson. Lydia 
Lucas, Florence Throckmorton, Julia 
Bouchelle, Harriet Phillips, and 
Harriet Matthews. The K. D. pro- 
vince president, Frances Moss, will 
be the guest of the K. D.s over the 

Pi Delta Psi, honorary psychology 
fraternity, met Tuesday evening at 
the home of Dr. Bathurst. Member- 
ship is limited to ten. Tapping of 
new members will take place with 
in the next two weeks. Pi Delta 
Psi had a house party this summer 
which didn't get much publicity but 
seems to have been a wonderful 
week-end of ghost story-telling. 
Lewis Crane is the president, Nell 
Echols Burks, vice president, Ruth 
Allan, secretary, Jane Newton, 
treasurer, and Duff Leaver, pub 
licity. Other members are Robert 
Johnson. Don Winfield. and John 

Gamma Phi Beta has gone in for 
hen parties in an effort to thwart 
the Angel Farm Travelers. Friday 
• tonight) is the night of a Gamma 
Fido supper in the sorority room. 
Entertainment will be a bull ses- 
sion, according to Barbara Calla 
way, president. A strictly Gamma 
Phis-Only steak fry will be held 
Sunday at the camp of Betty Lou 
Lochr, and Tuesday a reception will 
be held in Stockham honoring the 
parents of Gamma Beta's. Mem- 
bers are Carolyn Barker, Barbara 
Callaway, Jane Collins, Mary Fran- 
ces Cook, Elaire Cooper. Evelyn 
Fulks, Lillian Garmon, Mary Hud 
dleston, Betty Lou Loehr, Katherine 
Martin, Zoe Martin, Elizabeth Roark, 
Robbye Tate, Leslie Thorpe Kaylor, 
Joanna Thorpe, Mary Tiller, and 
Nina Abernathy. 

Ham Please 

Latest Attraction Is Hit 

By Cornelia Banks 
A startling rise in the ham sandwich business of the Deacon's Mir- 
ror Room has been reported by auditors, while the brown-eyed cause of 
the commotion goes on deftly spreading mustard and smilingly handing 
out tickets. 

The increased profit is eaten up 
however, by depreciation on the 
bookstore counter caused by the 
added number of elbows constantly 
placed on the bar. 

The other day we leaned over the 
counter, too, and found out a thing 
or three about this latest addition 
to the bookstore. She is Grace 
Parker, 18-year-old second place 
winner of the Phi Beta Kappa 
Scholarship Exam for non-residents 
of Birmingham (Whew! that was 
lots bigger than she is!) 

Before her on the Hilltop await 
four years of preparation for her 
future— research in the field of med- 

icine — if some sandwich-lover 
doesn't grab her first. 

Theta U counts her among its 
pledges and Math, English, History, 
and Spanish claim her spare mom- 
ents, when she's not being a book- 
store beauty. 

With regard to this last, Grace 
said, with a charming smile, that 
she honestly loves working in the 
bookstore, for here she meets so 
many people. And we suspect there 
are many more who would like to 
meet her; so here's your introduc- 
tion, kids— go get your sandwiches! 


Canned Notes 
To Be Played 
At Command 

Symphony lovers, lend an ear! 
With the melodious strains of the 
Great Masters' symphonies emanat- 
ing from Room 1 of the Student Ac- 
tivity Building. 'Southern proudly 
takes on another coat of culture. 

According to G. S. McPeek, band 
director and instrumental music in- 
structor, Beethoven's, Tschaikovs- 
ky's, and many other masters' sym- 
phony records will be available for 
students' listening pleasure at speci- 
fied periods. 

A monitor will be stationed in 
the Student Ac to man the phono- 
graph at all listening periods. The 
periods are: Mondays: first period, 
8:30-9:30; Tuesdays: third and fourth 
periods, 11:30-2:15; Wednesdays: first 
period, 8:30-9:30 and sixth and sev- 
enth periods, 1:30-3:30; Thursdays: 
third period, 11:30-12:30; Fridays: 
first period, 8:309:30 and the sixth 

BIG COMEDOWN— for the darling little freshmen who so recently 
ruled the campus greeks by their every whim. Hanging out the wet 
dishcloths is one of the least of the duties of Helen and Juanita Hurst, 
above, as they fulfill pledge obligations to Gamma Phi Beta.— Photo 
By Culley. 

Strand Theater 

By popular demand, the Strand 
is holding "Ramparts We Watched" 
over for an indefinite period. This 
timely film is a story of the First 
World War, from the very begin- 
ning to the present time. Nazi of- 
ficials sought to ban their own ter- 
ror film which was shown in Eu- 
rope, as "unfair to Germany", and 
the Germany Embassy at Washing- 
ton tried to ban this picture, but 
the Strand is holding this feature 
over for the benefit of those who 
did not see it. 





$27,000 In Exhibitor Awards! 

The biggest set of exhibitions ever shown 
at one place in the South! The world's 
largest Midway! A thousand flags in the 
Court of Flags! The Fountain of Light! 
Auto Races! Thrill Day! Every minute of 
the State Fair is to be a THRILLER! 


Fifteen sparkling Acts. Two great Orchestras! 
Thrill Acts . . . Girl hanging by her toe from a 
100-foot pole! Bicycle dive down 1 50-foot ramp 
into shallow tank! 150 people in Musical Spec- 
tacular! 15 "top billing" acts! Don't miss a 
minute of it! 





Page Six 


by the ducLeii 

rye to all keyholes 
to all cracks 


last week the duchess was a bad 
bad girl— she made a lot of nasty 
nasty remarks about a lot of nice 
nice people because she had to fill 
up space with something and was 
in a bad humor anyway — she takes 
it all back and promises never 
never to be a bad bad girl again . . . 
timely congratulations to new dean 
of women miss webb for the fine 
job she did of supervising pledg- 
ing the other week — it was a par- 
ticularly trying time to take over a 
job and we think she's swell . . . 
last week the office sent a notice 
around to all classes— this notice 
said, quote, "all students will please 
come out of their classes after the 
third period and wander around the 
campus — do not sit in automobiles, 
do not sit in the bookstore, do not 
look up, there will be an airplane 
flying overhead to take pictures" 
besides misrepresentation, this 
seems a little incongruous to we, 
the duchess, right now we probably 
should be practising up for air 
raids, and what does the adminis- 
tration do but herd us all out onto 
the campus at the risk of our very 
lives ... as a climax to the friend- 
ship week, the y country party was 
a huge success, gene mccoy and hel 

en turner were in charge which 
perhaps accounts lor it . . . john 
lumpkin, who ir fast becoming the 
campus darling, was there in full 
lorce as were dorothy trotter, char- 
lie ware, florence price, grace gam- 
ble, ann blevins and many others 
. . . katherine moriarity won grand 
prize for having the dumbest cos- 
tume, but best of all. professor kin- 
caid was taking dancing lessons 
over in the corner and learning how 
to step-slide-step — he has since been 
noted in his lab on several occas- 
ions making use of the old axiom, 
practice makes perfect . . . the very 
same nite the following non-school- 
spirited people were to be seem at 
the ramsey-woodlawn stampede, 
johnny cooper, heydey (pardon us) 
mildred moore, libbey phillips, ed 
lide, ernestine bazemore, ralph rus- 
sell, willis hood, buster woodall, 
george plosser. emma lee pepper, 
maurice speed and jimmy mccad- 
ory, rebecca gray, billy voight, and 
jean harris . . . those who were able 
to squeeze into christian's sudorific 
brawl of Saturday last report that 
the swing was hotter and the sweet 
sweeter than ever before ... we 
spotted among the roiling mobs rita 
belle farr and ed updike sitting 
one out . . . Clyde gragg and lee 
duvall doing some beautiful rug- 
cutting . . . latrelle jones and his 
biddle sporting some mean check- 
to-cheeking . . . jimmy ardis and 
porter carty vanily trying SO olbow 
their way through the crowds to 
reach some lucky lucky girl . . . 
marie winfield talking to a coupht 
members of her own personal stag 
line . . . martha gary smith ditto . . . 
james hatcher proudly sporting 
myra williams . . . john a reynolds 
doing same for tootsie brown 
alice wise and jack cale propped 

against the wall mopping their 
brows . . . quite a situation— jane 
and her comparitively new one 
Carlisle; betty caldwell and jane's 
old one dominick double-dating . . 
lowdown on the highups 
and all the latest tieups 
constantly seen around the campus 
is the twosome— lil culley (frilly 
little kd pledge) and george hud 
dleston ... lil culley and ed 
blackmon ... lil culley and bob 
mingea . . . also to be noted are 
charie and addie lee . . . Charlie 
and addie lee . . Charlie and addie 
lee . . . waiter anderson and hu 
perpetual smoke-screen— it's been 
so long since we've seen him with 
out his pipe we've forgotfon what 
he looks like . . . wyatt jones and 
his norman thomas buttom — some 
people would do anything for in t 
effect . . . bevis and her pink and 
yella sweater — we shudder to think 
what the finished product is going 
to look like . . . poor john a, first 
paul key muscles in on study in 
brown and as if that weren'* bad 
enough, here comes don juan mor 
ton— give up john a, you're out- 
numbered . . . we wish torn dill 
would make up his mind whether 
he's going to devote his time to 
saving souls or to flag-waving- 

one nite he signs god bless america 
and the next he takes in a revival 
or tw0 — some man that dill— and 
versatile too . . . correction ol 
week— the name is earl, not early 
lackey, and his cute seen-together 
answers to the name of alma nanct 
. . the most efficient and business- 
like looking women on the campus 
are maizie gandy, evelyn curtis, and 
jean arnoid— iney aiways nav. 
somewhere to go and something 
to do . . . after seeing george rafi 
emoting in they drive by night, we 
nominate Charlie hewitt for raft's 
perfect prototype . . . another con 
stant twosome around-abouts are 
nina abernathy and ex-cheer-leader 
henson . . . erchids to frances voight 
and mary jane morris for coming 
pretty durn near to being the best 
oressed women on the campus . . . 
mr. ab s slack happy class will nev- 
er cease to be a source of amaze- 
ment — now they stage football 
games and ping-pong tournaments 
in the stud-ac auditorium right out 
in front of everybody . . . not ,ha 
they confine their wearing appnre'. 
to slacks anymore— several of the 
femmes are cutting down \he stage 
production rate by diverting ali 
masculine attention in wearing 
shorts to class . . . poor christian— 

The Hilltop News 

at his dance the other night, clancy 
was waltzing around blissfullly 
barefooted with one of her other 
men . . . then again, culley iries 
to locate him at Clancy's only to 
find he's reverted to the wright— 
some people just can't keep their 
women straight (for advice writ.' 
the duchess' love-lorn column) . . . 
we wouldn't mention his name, dui. 
a certain young man who is presi 
dent of the y makes frequent trips 
to a small tennessee town, and has 
also been seen taking a course en 
titled "marriage relations" . . . 
everybody's getting profile conscious 
with all this movie-making going 
on. . . 

gone with the wind 
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we bid to 

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continue the stinkweed end of the 
column ... but just to get in a 
last word we toss a bouquet of the 
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VOL. II, No. 4 Z-2 

The Hilltop News 

The Students' Newspaper 

Polls Open 
Til 12:00 


Gym To Be 
By Spring 

Believe it or don't the new gym 
^ actually on its way to a rapid 
completion, according to Bursar 
Newman Yielding. 

Enough of the long-awaited steel 
has arrived to meet present require- 
ments, and the only obstacles to 
work now are the windows. These 
are expected to arrive about Octo- 
ber 20, and from then on it's prac- 
tically a straight shoot to comple- 

There remains the problem of 
heat, for a pipe must be run all the 
way from the central heating plant. 
Even without heat, however, says 
Mr. Yielding, the building will be 
ready to be used for play purposes 
about the beginning of next semes- 

So look out, swimming pool, here 
come the Hilltoppers! 


Mr. Marmion 
Speaks To 
M Y" Members 

"Democracy must extend to eco 
nomics as well as politics." the 
Rector of St. Mary's on the High- 
lands told members of the Y. M. C. 
A. Monday. "The time has come 
when we must draw a clear line be- 
tween the rugged individualism of 
which we are justly proud and 
plain ruthless individualism." 

"In politics." he continued, "the 
United States, along with every 
other state of the world is totali- 
tarian in that neither democracy 
nor dictatorship recognize any 
higher law than the state. 

"In moral laws, we are facing a 
state of confusion and chaos. The 
time has come to establish a new 
moral order, relevant to our own 
age, rather than continue to use 
the impossible standards of the 


One black Sheaffer fountain pen. 
Finder please return same to Eloise 
Pass pronto.— P S., she's kinda cute 
boys, you might enjoy returning it. 

VOTIN* TIME — on the Lilltop, as the first primaries in the Fall elec- 
tions get into full swing. The cluster of students above look to John 
Howard for aid in balloting procedure. — Photo by Cranshaw. 


. Cornerrocks Say Lots 


••What?" I said. 

• Cornerstones," the editor said. "You know — those marble slabs set 
in the corners of buildings with words chiseled cm them. Get me a 
story about th ecornerstones on the campus." 

But I still wasn't sure about it. Personally I have never been very 
enthusiastic about cornerstones. But. as Edna St. Vincent Millay once 
said, I'm always interested in new experiences. 
Cornerrocks say lots 

Gotta Gripe? 

Wanta dutch it tonight at 
5:45? If you're interested in 
finding out what makes the 
Hilltop News click (pardon, 
tick), come to the staff dinner 
at the Student Act. Building 

Don Davis, president of the 
International Circulation As- 
sociation, is going to be on 
hand with Vincent Townsend 
and Prof. Childers. 

Last week, Osborne Zuber. 
member of the Birmingham 
News editorial staff, lead a 
on editorial policies, 
at 5:45— that's right. 

It's strange, this theory of corner- 
stones. Architects and bricklayers 
go to the trouble of planning and 
laying a cornerstone. Then some- 
one plants shrubbery aiound the 
building In a few years no one 
knows where the cornerstone is. 
I had a delightful time slashing my 
way through the shrubbery around 
the various buildings hunting corn- 

There is no cornerstone on Ram 
say Hall. Don't ask me why; per- 
haps they weren't in fashion when 
Ramsey was built, it being the old- 
est building on the campus. 

The cornerstones on the other 
buildings seem to follow a regular 
thought progression. The Library, 
the next oldest building, has its 
cornerstone on the front corner 
nearest Munger. There nestling 
snugly under the shrubbery is a 
plaque that says: 

Add to Your Faith 
Jan. 18, 1923 

Nearly three years later, when 
Student Ac was built ?nd its corner- 
stone laid, someone thought it would 
be nice to keep up this adding 
business. On the corner of Student 
Ac just below Mr. Anderson's studio 
you will find: 

Add to Knowledge 
Sept. 26, 1925 

No one would have ever known 
of its existence, had not the tall 
shrubbery been cut last year. 

Somehow the cornerstone on 
Munger, deep in the hedges outside 
Mr. McWilliams' office, doesn't fit 
in the progression. It says: 

Add to Godliness 
Brotherly Kindness 
Sept. 18, 1927 

That's quite a skip — from Courage 
on Student Ac to Godliness on Mun- 
ger. Maybe what they really meant 
to put on the Student Ac corner- 
stone was "Add to Knowledge, 
Cleanliness". because — well, you 
know why. 

As for Stockham, it changes the 
fashion in cornerstones completely. 
It seems as though somebody had 
run out. of things to add to things, 
and wanted to clear up the whole 
business. The stone, on the north- 
east corner and almost covered with 
vines, says: 

With Charity Toward All 
March 17. 1931 

Simpson has no cornerstone, nor 
does t he Boys' Dormitory. And 
heaven knows what sentiment will 
be chiseled on the corner of the new 
Gym. We hope that the college will 
soon be able to get steel to finish 
the building and that its corner- 
stone never set in place, will not 

Rest In Peace 
(With Natatorium) 

Drop Em Now 

Dean Hale has asked that the 
following announcement be carried 
in this issue of The Hilltop News: 

October 11, will be recorded as 
failed. Students who may wish to 
drop courses and be marked as 
withdrawn from them should con- 
sult their advisors and also secure 

Six Officers Left 

As Twelve Vie 

In Today's Run-Off 

Huddleston And McGill Share Spotlight 
For Senior ( lass Presidency ; Handshaking 
Continues as Campaign Draws to Close 

News Political Writer 

Returns from Wednesday's primaries left six offices still unfilled as 
students go to the polls for today's run-off choices. 

The hotly-contested McGill-Huddleston race for the presidency of the 
Senior Class holds the spotlight as the twenty-two votes accorded to 
Bill Vance waver in the balance between the Hilltop's most outstanding 
rabble-rouser and the Student Ac choir boy. 

Editor Frank Cash and Pi Phi 

Students To 
Be Affected 
By "Con" Bill 

Miss Martha Anne Paty is a 
mighty popular young lady these 

All during the day, gay young 
dogs are to be noted dogging her 
footsteps. Far into the night, at- 
tentive swains can be seen swoon- 
ing on her doorstep. There is the 
slight possibility, the very very, 
slight possibility that this is all 
due the fact that Dr. Paty has just 
been appointed a member of the 
Selective Service Board of Jeffer- 
son County. 

There are other items that should 
prove of interest to college stu 
dents. When the Conscription Bill 
was passed by Congress, the fol- 
lowing facts were included that 
apply directly to college students: 

1. All students enrolled in col 
leges of arts and sciences can de- 
fer response to the draft call un- 
til after July 1, 1941. 

2. Ministerial students in theolo- 
gical and divinity schools arc 

There is the possibility that a 
special registrar will be on hand 
on the campus to conduct the regis 
tration. If this plan is not con- 
sumated, the student will go to his 
local selective draft board. 

President Virginia Hudson are con- 
tending for the vice presidency, 
while John Moriarty won in the 
first race for the secretaryship. 

Other run-off contests are those 
be: ween Glenn Abernathy and 
Betty Ann Hard "for secretary of 
the Junior Class; between Claud 
Shill and James Hatcher for Low- 
er Division Executive Council; be-._ — . 
tween Dean Downs and Don An 
derson for vice president of the 
Freshman Class, and between Jack 
Chichester and Charlotte Meacham 
for secretary of the Freshman Class. 

Cliques did not figure in the elec- 
tions according to all reports. The 
only "dirty politics" heard from 
were of the vandal who ripped 
down the majority of the campaign 
posters early Wednesday. 

Winners in the first elections for 
the Lower Division Executive Coun 
cil were: Gray Buck, Ralph Jolly, 
John Rice, and Billy Voight. 

For the girls, lower division, the 
final winners are Cornelia Banks, 
Glen Jenkins, Martha Gary Smith. 
Robbye Tate, and Mary Elizabeth 

In the Upper Division, both boys 
and girls were chosen without a 
run-off for the Executive Council. 
The lucky ten are: Nell Burks, 
Frances Blake, Barbara Callaway, 
Joanna Thorpe, Dorothy Trotter, 
Tom Cleveland, Howell Heflin, 
Charles Jones, Dee Moody, and 
Happy West. 

In the class officers, Julian 

Continued on page four 

Domestic Drama 

Chapel Gets Stude 
Into Family Feud 


Time: Sunday morning. 

Place: The home of any Birmingham-Southern student. 
Mother: Wake up son— it's Church time. 
Dull Rumble: Huh— This is Sunday— Lemelone. 

Mother, with question in voice: 
rest of us are almost ready. 

Uncovered Rumble: I've been to 
Church once this week if I go again 
I'll be getting more than my chance 
at the golden gate. Ya see we gotta 
go to Church out at school every 
Wednesday. They got a six cylin 
der word for it though— Convoca- 
tion. The only difference is that 
they don't pass the collection plate 
and they got a string band that 
plays over and over the same thing 
sometimes off key for variety. 

Why don't cha come out next 
Wednesday and get a squint at "our 
You can fill my pew. (The 

Sure its Sunday. Get ready. The 

age of Chivalry has not passed). If 
you would come out maybe I could 
get something to eat before my next 
class. I hardly "dare" to go \p that 
class any way but I would rashly- 
"dare" and bravely "bear" it if I 
could only get something to eat. 

Mom please let me sleep. If I 
miss both food and sleep I'll waste 
away to nothing and the monitor 
won't be able to see me even when 
I do go. 

Understanding Mother: Til call 
you at 

Page Two 

The Hilltop New$ 

A.Y.C. Democracy At Work 

The Hilltop News 

Frank Cash, Editor — Tom Dill, Business Manager 

Published weekly during the school year and entered as second class matter at the Birmingham, 
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Qualifications For 
Voting Are Wrong 

Editor's Note: Last year we wrote an 
editorial on this same order and got called 
a "Negro loving carpetbagger" as a result. 
We are once more sticking our neck out 
with the same willingness to have it chop- 
ped if we be wrong. But whether you 
agree with us or not, let us know what the 
student of 1940 thinks about the situation. 

As the time for our national election 
rolls around once more the irony of calling 
our system of voting, democratic, is once 
more brought strongly to our attention. 

Mr. Webster has said that "democracy" 
is a term applied to a government whose 
sovereignty resides in all the people or a 

If the present campaigns are as inter- 
esting to the people as those of the past 
twenty years have been, about sixty-eight 
per cent of the potential voters will choose 
our next fireside chatterer. 

However, we are not urging that the 
elections be open to every person who has 
accomplished the task of living twenty-one 
years or more. We do think, on the other 
hand, that our system of restrictions on 
voters are all wrong. Of course, some of 
them are necessary in order to keep crim- 
inals and insane people from voting but 
those which keep a man from voting simp- 
ly because he hasn't a dollar and a half 
or because of his race or color are wrong. 

Their purpose was probably to keep the 
people, who weren't intellectually quali- 
fied, from voting and they do this to a 
certain degree. But they also disqualify 
many people who really should have the 
right to vote. In Birmingham there are 
many people who are barred from the bal- 
lot because of prejudiced registration offi- 
cials or other comparable petty reasons. 

It is our opinion that our present re- 
strictions should be revised so that their 
main restrictive qualification be one of 
intelligence rauier than of race or financial 

This idea would take a lot of work and 
might be just as cumbersome as our pres- 
ent form, but we believe that it would 
be more just. 

The main requirement for registration 
would be a certificate showing that the 
bearer had made a passing grade on an 
examination made up by a national board 
of professors of Political Science and Psy- 
chology appointed by the President. 

The test itself would be written so as 
to test first of all the L Q. of the potential 
voter and secondly his knowledge of our 
government and his ability to vote intelli- 
gently. It would not be a hard test but 
it would ascertain whether or not the 
person was qualified to vote and the pass- 
ing grade would be compatible with this 

The test would of necessity be revised 
each year to prevent previous knowledge 
of the questions to be asked. 

They would be given and graded each 
year by the Civil Service Commission or 
a new organization of the same type. 

As always there would be chances for 
corruption through the appointing of the 
examination board members, but as the 
intelligence of our voters increased the 
intelligence of their Chief Executive would 
increase proportionately and the chances 
for this sort of thing would grow less and 

Although there are numerous small de- 
tails which would have to be worked out, 
on the surface we can see no major fault 
with this plan. It should even appeal to 

those members of the "Old South" (as 
much as we hate to talk of them for we 
despise intolerance above all else) who 
don't want the Negro to vote for as the 
average I. Q. of that race is somewhat 
lower than the White, more of them in 
proportion would be disqualified, 
ignorant and unqualified from all 
would be kept away from the polls. 

This system might not increase the num- 
ber of voters, in fact, it would probably 
decrease them but those who would be 
eligible under this plan would be the peo- 
ple who should control the country for the 
good of all. • 

Lively Due Thanks 
For Quad Venture 

Last week on these pages, there was a 
birth announcement. Not at all the ordi- 
nary kind of a birth, but that of the poten- 
tially famous Birmingham-Southern under- 
graduate magazine, Quad. Because of his 
modesty, Bob Lively, author of the article, 
failed to give himself the credit which he 
is due. 

We don't know whether the idea was 
Bob's in the beginning or not; but we 
do know that the success of the maga- 
zine which will appear on the eighth of 
November, will be largely due to the work 
and worry expended by Mr. Lively last 
summer and this fall. 

A lot of arguing had to go on to convince 
the Publication Board that the idea was a 
sound one. An estimate had to be obtained 
from the printer, and plans had to be 
drawn up. This was largely Lively's work. 
Then, too, the money had to be found; 
and the fact that Bob was able to convince 
Bill Vance and Tom Dill to put into the 
venture $400.00 from their respective ap- 
propriations, is alone evidence of quite a 
bit of effort. 

We don't mean to be slighting the other 
two members of the board, Virginia Van 
der Veer and Tom Childs. They, too, have 
put in good time and effort on the ven- 
ture. None of the three will receive .any- 
thing tangible for their work, but they 
will know they have done something worth- 
while. This in itself will be reward 

We're really looking forward to Novem- 
ber and the first issue of Quad. 

Hikers Hitch On 8th 

Dear Mr. Editor? 

Every morning several students stand 
on Eighth Avenue. Every morning many 
cars with empty back seats unerringly go 
right on by— in the general direction of 
Birmingham-Southern. It doesn't make 
sense. Why in hell don't they pick us upV 
We're perfectly willing to carry the con- 
versation along — or to sit contentedly and 
pat our feet in rhythm to the "Time to 
Shine" program. 

Now when all these people are going 
right out to the very same place, why can't 
they go together? That's exactly what we 
want. Many mornings we have had to 
resort to the Birmingham Electric Com- 
pany for transportation to the campus. So 
come on, be a good sport, and pick up wait- 
ing passengers. 

For many years it has been customary 
for those students who do drive cars to 
give those optimistic souls a lift— whether 
they know us or not. If we're standing on 
the wrong side of the street to catch a bus 
or street car, you may rest assured we're 
Southernites! Don't disappoint us. We'll 
be waiting! A 

By Pauline Thomas 

As a student on our campus expressed 
the other night, we are living in a world 
of movements— "A movement for this and 
a movement for that." Off-hand we think 
of the frayed Townsend Old Age Pension 
Movement, a movement for civil service or 
prison reforms, and most publicized of all, 
the American Youth Congress. 

Last December when the Youth Congress 
held its Citizenship Institute in Washing- 
ton more than 1000 young people stood on 
the White House Capitol lawn and listened 
to President Roosevelt as he talked to 
them from his front balcony. We all agreed 
with Dorothy Thompson who wrote that no 
matter how serious the youth were in their 
intentions, they were an ill-mannered 
bunch of juveniles and shamefully impo- 
lite for booing the President. 

This summer when the Youth Congress 
held its sixth Annual Convention at Col- 
lege Camp, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, I 
went to satisfy my own curiosity since I 
happened to be visiting in a little country 
town in Iowa anyway. My application for 
registration as a delegate was accepted 
without any red tape whatsoever, and I 
went prepared to see a bunch of irrational 
screw-balls, tearing their hair and blowing 
off a lot of steam. I was very skeptical of 

anything they would do. 

Instead, I saw an efficient business-like 
office force, registering about six hundred 
other American boys and girls from every 
state in the Union, and India and Canada. 
Here were youth from tenant farms in Mis- 
souri, Washington, and Georgia, factory 
workers and miners from Pennsylvania, 
and various church denominations. Y. M. 
C. A's, Y. W. C. A's, Western Union and 
Postal, C. I. O. and A. F. L. labor unions, 
the Young Democrats and Republicans 
were represented Students from Harvard, 
Yale, Vassar and Smith, state universities 
and small colleges were there. Jewish, 
white, Italian and Negro youth were given 
an equal opportunity to express their opin- 
ions freely and candidly. 

Chairman Jack McMichael, tall, blond 
theological student from Quinton, Georgia, 
who was given a trip through war-torn 
China in 1938, welcomed all delegates and 
visitors— and a plea for orderlines of con- 
duct, with a prayer for peace. From the 
third of July through the seventh, from 
8:00 in the morning 'till 12 at night, dele- 
gates were busy attending commissions on 
jobs, unemployment, national defense, 
housing, health, rural problems and civil 
liberties. Youth leaders from New York 
and San Francisco spoke on problems back 
home, and compared statistics with those 
from other states. One girl told how her 
employment agency went about getting 
jobs for the youth in their city. 

On the Fourth of July it was learned 
that Gene Tunney, along with Murray 
Plavner, ousted AYC cabinet member, were 

flying from New York to Lake Geneva 
to break up the Convention to form a 
Youth Congress of their own. All dele- 
gates were warned not to be annoyed or 
show irritation. Secretary Joe Cadden 
sent Mr. Tunney a special invitation to 
come over to speak to the Youth Congress 
for as long as he wanted to within a rea- 
sonable length of time, although the ex- 
prize fighter is 10 years older than the age 
limit set on visitors or delegates. Tunney 
and his gang failed to show up. The "youth 
reformer" was evidently afraid to speak 
before such a large audience. 

Many of the AYC cabinet members have 
spent the night in the White House, and 
Joe Lash, proponent of the defeated reso- 
lution to send all material aid to the al- 
lies, is now employed by Mrs. Roosevelt, 
and is writing a biography of the President 
as gathered from his political speeches. 

Ask a member of the American Youth 
Congress, "who was responsible for booing 
the President," and most of them accuse a 
bunch from New York, probably the most 
radical of the entire group. 

The AYC members were given a bad 
break by the press, some of whom con- 
tributed to the money-raising campaign for 
carrying on next year's work. They were 
accused of being controlled by political 
organizations, of being Communistic, and 
of wanting things handed down to them 
on a silver platter, however, most Congress 
members are in favor of carrying on Fed- 
eral aid to schools and housing projects, 
or a continuance of NY A, WPA and Social 
Security, and most of these were first rec- 
ommended by the AYC. This year AYC 
committees passed resolutions concerning 
rights of minority groups to hold meetings, 
programs for increasing national health im- 
proving housing conditions. Two years 
ago in the hey-dey of the New Deal such 
a program would have been highly favor- 
able. Now it is extremely unpopular and 
has brought much criticism on the Youth 
Congress' policies. 

Most of the AYC delegates would vote 
for Roosevelt instead of Willkie, would 
have boycotted Japan years ago, would not 
send material or men to Europe and say 
they would die for democracy and Amcri- 
ca if it came to a case of actual invasion 
of our shores. 

There was no evidence of a political dom- 
ination of the Youth Congress. The young 
people at Lake Geneva were not weak- 
lings. They were red-blooded, serious, 
patriotic, young Americans who wanted to 
be sure they were spending their lives in 
a worthwhile way, and that the 5,000.000 
young men and women they claim to repre- 
sent be given a square deal. 

Contrary to my anticipations, I saw noth 
ing undemocratic at the annual convention 
of the American Youth Congress this sum- 
mer, instead I saw democracy at work. 

Angel Editor Speaks 

Dear Mr. Editor 

By some strange freak of nature, today's 
copy of the Hilltop News (we'd like to ex- 
change, by the way) reached the watchful 
eyes of the Angels, so thoroughly men- 
tioned by your writers. 

As one of the Angels visited each week- 
end, if not before, by one of your Hill- 
toppers, I wish to register a complaint. 
One would think that we are not Ala- 
bama's fairest crop of girls from the way 
you speak of us. Of course we're not but 
we like to think the Hilltop men think so. 
It makes life more interesting. 

Aside from everything else, I have a 
suggestion to make. You should start a 
campaign among the co-eds to make them- 
selves so attractive that the Hilltop men 
could not bear to leave the campus. It 
can be done-we know. We started such 
a campaign and now the Hilltoppers can- 
not bear to stay away from Montevallo 
much to the detriment of our grades and 
other boy friends. 

Coming back to the newspaper business. 
Is the Hilltop News a member of the As- 
sociated Collegiate Press. The Alabamian is 
and will be well represented at the Detroit 
convention in November. I'm afraid it will 
interfere with my attending the Pi K A 
dance, however. 

This letter is quite senseless, I realize, 
but I was so amused at the no-less than 
four pointed references to the Angels that 
I could not resist the temptation to write 
a "Letter to the Editor." 

Sincerely yours, 

Lois Anne Smith. 

P. S. For information concerning my 
probable insanity I refer you to Forrest 
Little. He is well qualified to testify. 

Editor's Note: What about it girls? Think 
you could keep the Hilltop men at home 
so that the Angels will have time for their 
studies and their other men? 

Maybe it's better that Roosevelt found 
loop-holes in the law than rat-holes in our 
idle ships. . . . 

The Hilltop News 

Page Three 

News Sport Page 

Lester Gingold, Editor 

Pigskin Parade 

Intramurals Swing 
Into Full Stride 

The Pigskin Parade has started on the march this week. Many h 
football is flying high in preparation for the Independent Tournament 
that is to begin Monday afternoon in Munger Bowl, when the Ramsey- 
Woodlawn combine takes on the Dormitory team. The Pink Raiders 
from Phillips will meet the Ensley-Minor Crew in the second match 
Tuesday afternoon, with the kickoff set for 2:45. 

The long awaited struggle be- 

Phillips and Ramsay-Wood 
lawn will take the spotlight Wed- 
nesday at 3:45. Other games have 
been scheduled for the remainder of 
the week. 

Fraternity football will begin on 
October Nth with a rigorous sched- 
ule lasting until November 20th. 
One game will be played each after- 
noon. Games postponed on account 
of rain are to be made up as soon 
as possible. At a meeting of the 
Fraternity Board Tuesday night it 
was decided that volleyball should 
be played during the same season as 
football. There are to be two vol- 
leyball games scheduled each week 
— thus giving a team time to play 
both football and volleyball. 
Varsity Players 

After wrangling for almost two 

have 3 men who wore letters, and 
the KAs and SA's and S.A.E.'s 
with one varsity man in each Fra- 


The sport that involves birdies 
and bats has come into its own on 
the Hilltop with an unusual amount 
of keen interest being displayed in 
the first and second rounds of the 
tourney. Men's Open Double Bad- 
minton Tournament will go into the 
first round of action Monday, Oc- 
tober 14th. All persons interested 
in participating must register in the 
Intramural Office by Thursday. Oc 
tober 10th. 



weeks over the problem of whether | Tuesday, October 9th for the en- 
or not varsity letter men are elegi- tries of men interested in being 
ble for intramural activity the issue Sports Managers. If enough men 
was finally settled down with a flip do not apply the position will be 
of a coin.— Varsity men are eligible. | filled by appointment. Applica- 
This issue effects the Pikers whotions received thus far include: E. B 

deadline has been set as 

FACULTY ROMPS AGAIN — this time their victims were the dorm, 
boys. Coach Battle slams one down the throat of the opposition as 
the faculty wins 15-5, 15-13.— Photo by Cranshaw. 

Copeland, Harry Leatherwood, John 
Moriarity, Donald Brabston, and 
Constantine Ambellas. 

Ritz Theater 

The Ritz is presenting Ronald 
Coleman and Ginger Rogers in 
"Lucky Partners" this week. In 
this mirth-and-marriage spice-com- 
edy, Coleman is a Bohemian artist 
with some goofy notions about love; 
wedding bells and a honeymoon. 
Ginger is equally madcap as Cole- 
man's co-investor is a sweepstakes 
ticket, whose winnings finance 
their make-believe honeymoon at 
Niagara Falls. When Ginger's fi- 
ancee interrupts their rendezvous — 
wham! —the romance grows into 
the real thing. Spring Byington 
and Jack Carson are in the sup- 
porting cast. 

The popularity of 
Coca-Cola is assurance 
of its quality. Four gen- 
erations of acceptance 
have made Coca-Cola 
known to all. You will 
like it, too. Pause and 
refresh yourself. 


STANDING OCT. 2, 1940 
W. L. Pet. 

Kappa Alpha 4 0 1.000 

Lambda Chi 4 1 .800 

A. T. O. 2 2 .500 

Beta Kappa 1 1 .500 

S. A. E. 12 .333 

Delta Sig 1 4 .200 

Pi K. A. 0 3 .000 

Bottled under authority of The Cocm-Col» Co. by 

Birmingham Coca-Cola Bottling Co 

3301 11th Ave., N. 


Strand Theater 

The Strand is showing, for one 
week, "One Million B.C." This is 
a story of the times when men 
were men— and beasts were beasts 
— in prehistoric days when giant 
monsters roamed the earth. It also 
shows how these cavemen lived in 
constant danger of attacks from 
dinosaurs, woolly mannoths. tyr- 
ranosauruses, stegorsaurus, masto- 
dons, brontosauruses — but you 
needn't try to spell them— or even 
pronounce them— come on down to 
the Strand and see Carole Landis 
and Victor Mature portray a youth 
and maiden of ancient tribes in 
"One Million B.C." 

University of Pennsylvania's first 
three football games in 1941 are 
against the Big Three: Harvard, 
Yale and Princeton. 

Frank Taylor, captain of the Ver- 
mont University grid squad, had 
to skip practice the other day be- 
cause he had a date to get married. 

Dr. Anna Augusta von Helmholtz 
Phelan of the University of Minne- 
sota English department is an au- 
thority on cats. 

Empire Theater 

The Empire's feature of last week 
was such a success that it has been 
held over for another week for a 
command performance. "Torrid 
Zone," as the picture is named, does 
a swell job of combining James 
Cagney, Pat O'Brian, Ann (the 
oomph girl) Sheridan, and banana 

Cagney is cast as the easy-going, 


Dorm Boys 
By Faculty 

Who said the faculty were sissies? 

If it came from the dormitory 
boys they want to take it all back. 

After an hour of beating a little 
white ball over an often struck net 
the "dorm" representatives threw 
up their hands and hollered "calf 

They .did some more hollering 
after the game about the faculty 
playing with only five men. They 
maintain the faculty can't get their 
entrance points but the score still 
stands 15-5, 15-13 both games go- 
ing to the faculty. 

Coaches Battle and Engelbert 
were the stand outs for the faculty 
but they were ably backed by Pro- 
fessors Leap, Moore, and Brown. 
The "dorm" boys all stood out. 
Mostly out of the way of the ball. 
Turner. Kimbrough, Leatherwood, 
Davis, Forshee, and Emmitt (first 
name), stood on the side of the 
net where the dorm, boys were 
supposed to be. 

The faculty is becoming very 
proficient in the game of vo'ley ball 
and with a little more practice and 
stamina should give any organiza- 
tion on the hill a run for their 
money on a volley ball court. 

two-fisted straight-shooter; O'Brian 
as the fire-spitting cigar-chewing 
boss; and as the experienced card- 
shark, jailbirdess and general bad 

Supporting the stars are gravel 
voiced Andy Devine and Jerome 
Cowan. There's plenty of action in 
this rip-roaring he-man picture. 

— — — — — 

F'rinstance 'Campus Charmer" 

a dashing little 2-piece Gay Gib6on dress 
worn by Jane Huddleston, Kappa Delta <% f\ Q C 
pledge at Southern. Red or green cordu- \\J ,zf ^ 
roy blouse with plaid wool skirt. Sizes 

9 to 15 _ 

Fashionland, second floor, please 

Loveman, Joseph & Loeb 

The Hilltop News 

Page Four 
" ^ 


Eleven Seniors 
Take New Course 

This year eleven Hilltop Seniors are receiving practical training in 
leadership through a new tutorial reading course. "The South Today." 

Led by Dr. Tower, co ordinator, and Drs. Perry, Shanks, Hawk and 
Leap, the course seeks to develop capable and intelligent citizens through 
the teaching of the specific problems of the South. 

On the assumption that life is never seen from the aspect, but from 
several at one Ume, the instructors teach geography. English, history, 
economics, and sociology as a unified whole. 

This year a general approach, 
giving a complete survey of the 
South and its trends, is being used; 
but experience may show that 
specific topics must be included. 

The latter will be used to some 
extent this year, for students must 
choose special topics for the long 
research papers they will write at 
the end of the year. Short papers 
integrating the reading for the 
month will be due at the end of the 
month, when the group as a whole 
meets for a round-table discussion 
on the topic of the month. The 
first of these meetings is to be 
held October 15, and plans are be 
ing worked on so that part of it 
may be broadcast. 

The students taking the course 
were chosen by the committee with 
great care. The records of the 
Senior class were checked, and out 
of twenty, twelve students were 
finally invited to take 'The South 
Today." Only on efailed to regis- 
ter, because of heavy outside work. 

The lucky eleven are Auth Allan, 
Frank Dominick, John Howard, 
George Huddleston, Wyatt Jones. 
Caunette MacDonald. John Molar- 
ity, Cecil Parsons, Leslie Thorpe 
Kaylor, Virginia Van der Veer, and 
Walter Wolf. Of these three are 
reciving credit in English, three 
in history, two in sociology, two in 
geography, and one in economics. 

The outcome of the course is 
eagerly awaited by faculty and stu- 
dents; many practical results are 
expected to come from this most 
recent educational venture of Bir 
mingham-Southern College. 

Hilltop Nabs 
Last Bassoon 
On Market 

That wood wind instrument call- 
ed a bassoon may mean just an- 
other musical instrument in times 
of peace, but during war periods, 
it is definitely labeled as a 'rarity." 

Accepting this as a fact, the Col 
lege Orchestra under the direction 
of G. S. McPeek is justified in 
gloating over the possession of the 
last bassoon obtainable in this 
country. Attributing luck to the 
grabbing of the last bassoon from 
the U. S. market, Mr. McPeek real- 
izes its significance to the College 

In addition to the bassoon, the 
College Orchestra has added a 
French horn to make the present 
number of pieces read thirty-three. 

The orchestra is now rehearsing 
the accompaniment for the oper- 
etta 'Trial by Jury" which will be 
presented October 23rd. 34th and 
25th. The brass ensemble is work- 
ing on Bach's " in Fugue" 
and other modern and classical 
serious pieces of music. Their fu- 
ture plans will be announced soon. 


On Friday evening, October 11, 
at 8:00 o'clock, the First Baptist 
Church will give a reception for all 
Baptist students as well as those 
of other denominations. The Church 
is located on the corner of 6th 
Avenue and 22nd street, and the 
gathering is to be held in the Edu- 
cational building. 

This announcement was received 
from the Reverend Mr. Alwyn 
Howell, assistant to the pastor of 
the church. Mr. Alwyn urges all 
students and faculty members to 

Chi Sigma Phi 

Last spring two of the religious 
groups on the campus, the Minis- 
terial Association and the Student 
Volunteers, were merged to form 
a new and more active organiza- 
tion called Chi Sigma Phi. 

Every student who is interested 
in religious fellowship and social 
service is invited to meet with this 
group in the "Y" room in Stock- 
ha meach Monday evening at 6:45. 

Cracked ice will emit glows and 
flashes of light if cold enough, ac- 
cording to Frances G. Wick of 
Vassar College. 

Whizzer White, one time All- 
American halfback at Colorado 
University and later a Rhodes 
scholar, stood second in his Yale 
law school class. 

Broken egg shells may compete 
with oyster shells and limestone as 
a poultry feed, according to Iowa 
State College. 


Continued from page one 

Bishop was chosen for president of 
the Juniors, Sarah Douglas, vice 
president; with a run off for secre- 
tary. (See above). 

With only two candidates out for 
each office of the Sophomore class, 
Wednesday's election is the final 
result. Soph officers are Jean 
Arnold, president; Hoyt Kaylor, 
vice president; and Lynn Chitwood, 

George Harper was elected presi- 
dent of the Freshman Class, while 
today's elections will determine the 
winner of the vice 

Printers of 

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Hilltop Magazine 
La Revue 

The Emblem of 
Fine Printing 





by Hildy 

REVOLUTION— At long last La 
Revue is coming off its high horse 
and going patriotic. 

"No more French name!" declares 
Editor Cecil Parsons, and that's 
that, tradition to the contrary not- 

This time its going to be a good, 
simple red-blooded American name. 
The question of what name is the 
reason for Editor Parson's distract 
ed look and strange mumblings 
these days. He can't quite get it 
Not even Tommy Childs, famed ori- 
ginator of the title "Quad." can 
get it. 

MIX-UP— Here's more S.A.E.-K.A. 

It seems the other night the S. A. 
E. pledges, some ten strong, got bor- 
ed with their house and journeyed 
over to the K.A. domicle, for no 
especially good purpose. In all the 
careful sneaking around, one of the 
victors turned over the garbage car 
on the K.A's concrete backyard. 

Well, that started something. 
When the routed S.A.E.s got safely 
home and began to count noses, 
lo the grand high mogul of them 
all. prexy Brantley Wiley, was miss, 

Upstairs to the big boys went thc 
pledges with their tale of woe. 

"Go back and get him yourselves " 
advised the actives. 

So, one by one, the Sons of Min 
erva went meekly beck to the 
K.A. house and knocked on the 
door and asked for their president. 
And one by one the K.Aos took 
them in. 

Well, the upshot of it all was a 
nice little paddling for all the 
S.A.E.s and a special haircut for 

PHANTOM RIDER — A bicycle 
whizzed by the door of the Hilltop 
News office. 

Being of a curious nature, we 
followed its progress down behind 
Ramsey. Once safely hidden by the 
building its rider got off and peer- 
ed fearfully behind him. No one 
had seen him (but me). Obviously 
relieved, dignified librarian Dr. 
Matthews mounted again and ped 
died off down the hill toward home. 

POLITICS — Roosevelt button- 
wearers and Dr. Hawk will be 
happy to hear of this little politi- 
cal tribute. 

We have discovered a small tree 
on the campus, in the vicinity of 
Stockham, under which, buried in 
the grass, is something strongly re- 
sembling a tombstone. 

The inscription reads: 

"To President F. D. Roosevelt 
Fenelon Club. 1934." 

C. A. A. 

Coming Oct. 21st 
To Municipal 

World Famous 
H. G. Wells 

Buy Tickets Now 

See: Jean Arnold 
or go to Tutwiler Hotel 



Sat., Oct 5 7:30 P.M. 

Hillman Hotel 
Barber Shop 

36 Years of Service 

No Use To 
Worry About 

Pledge Now 

According to a letter received 
Wednesday by Dean Hale there is 
no reason for C.A.A. students to 
worry about being conscripted — 
this is. not for another eight 

The letter was from John Groves, 
acting assistant director of the Civil 
Pilot Training Corp. in response 
to the objection* of some students 
in signing the pledge on the C.A.A. 
application blank. The pledge re- 
quired of all applicants is as fol- 
lows, "I pledge myself to apply for 
flight training in the military serv 
ices of the United States of Ameri- 
ca." It is assumed that the pledge 
means that one signing it would 
apply for flight training in case of 
conscription or war. 

Mr. Groves in his letter to Dean 
Hale says. "It is not, intended to set 

time or circumstance for entering 
the military service, but simply 
provides a statement of intention 
to use the training in the National 
defense." Farther in his letter he 
continues to say, "Drafting of col 
lege students will be delayed until 
after the sessions of 1940 41 .provid 
ed the students have matriculated 
for a degree by December 31 of 
this year." 

Dean Hale, also, informed us 
that Southern quota for the C.A.A. 
courses have been increased to 
thirty, which leaves an opening (or 
six more in the new class. So fat 
all applicants have passed theiir 
preliminary examinations. 

Anyone interested in entering the 
present class should see Dean Hale 

Shrubs and lawns on the campus 
of San Diego State College get 15, 
000 gallons of water daily. 

Sunday's Tea 

The Y. W. C. A. will be ho* 
tesses to the student body at 
the regular tea from 3:30 to 
4:30 Sunday. 


81 DIFFERENT IN k fkv*&HH 


Yes . . . climb out of the groove and 
wear the neatest, the cleverest tricks 
of fabric styling clothingdom has 
ever seem. Varsity-Town hasn't 
juggled or impersonated old pattern 
ideas in creating these loomings . . . 
everyone of these colorful, alert 
ideas in an original ... the kind 
you'll look at twice. There are lots 
of things you can do to entertain 
your public, but the best is to get 
one of these new VARSITY-TOWNS 


See our Campus Representative. 
Phil Baird, immediately. 




The Hilltop News 

Pago Five 

Social Whirl 

Nell Burks, Editor 

Week's High L ite 

Steaks And Teas 
Attract Creeks 

"Wonderful" say the guests of Kappa Alpha's hayride last Sunday. 
Camp Cosby was the place and the ice skating was swell. K. A. mem- 
bers and their dates were Sam Reid, Martha Ann Paty; Bob Morton, 
Pauline Brown; Tom Cleveland, Georgia Phillips; Buster Woodall; 
Horace Stevenson, Pam Cheatham; Frank Dominick, Martha Gary 
Smith; Frank Stevenson, Evelyn Lewis; Dyer Carlisle, Jane Henderson; 
Julian Bishop, Clyde Cragg; Jack 

McGill, Frances Atkinson; Bill 
Moore, Beatrice Aubrey; Paul Ham- 
ilton, Jane Huddleston; Jack Cale, 
Alice Wise; Jimmy Cooper, Ann 
Reynolds; Jimmy Ardis, Marion 
Bumgardner; Doss Cleveland, Myra 
Ware Williams; Willis Hood, Ernes- 
tine Bazemore; Ed Neil, Gay Com- 

K. D. E. members are Leslie 
Thorpe Kaylor, Mary Moon, Joanna 
Thorpe, Grace Gamble, Miriam 
Block, Nell Echols Burks and Nolle 

K. Phi K. members are Louie 
Davis, Clat Sheffield, Latrelle 
Jones, John Baker, Frank D. Moore, 

er; Laney Cowan, Mary Frances Thad McDonald, Edgar Batson, Wil 

Cook; Harry Johnson, Margaret 
Anderson; Wallace Journey, Mary 
Louise Moore; Austin Beavers, 
Frances Lucky; Dean Downs, Jean 
Trammell; Jemmy McAdory and 
Addie Lee Dunn. 

Gamma Phi parents were the 
honor guests at the Gamma Phi 
Beta reception Tuesday evening in 
Stockham. Leslie Thorpe Kaylor 
sang accompanied by Joanna 
Thorpe, and the Gamma Phi trio, 
Barbara Callaway, Jane Collins and 
Leslie Kaylor. entertained with 
Gamma Phi songs. 

Steaks are on the program Sat- 
urday for Zeta Tau Alphas and 
their dates. Shades Mountain is 
the place and 6 o'clock the time. 
Dates include Alma Nance, Earle 
Lackey: Fay Speaker, Gene Mc- 
Cain; Ann Reynolds, Jimmy Ardis; 
Evelyn Booth, George Sulzby; 
Marie Winfield, Curtis Kennedy; 
Josephine Milton. Bob Mingea; Pat 
Clancy, Milton Christian; Dorothy 
Irving, E. B. Copeland; Frances 
Voight, Connors Myers; Margaret 
Bellows, Frank Dominick; Anna 
Louise Beatty, Lewis Holliday; 
Martha Jacobs, Phil Baird; Martha 
Ann Paty, Sam Reid; Frances Zibin- 
den, Archie Barr; Evelyn Lewis, 
Frank Stevenson; Mary Virginia 
Hamilton, and Lewis Overton. Go 
ing stag so far are Martha Gary 
Smith and Pauline Brown. 

Kappa Phi Kappa and Kappa 
Delta Epsilon (both education hon- 
oraries) will entertain jointly at 
a steak fry October 12 at the 
K. D. E. barbecue pit on the cam- 
pus. Members of both organiza 
tions will meet at Stockham at 5 
o'clock. Virginia Hudson is presi 
dent of K. D. E. and Charlie O. 
Jones is president of Kappa Phi 

fred Sands, J. T. Skipper, and 
Clarence Rainwater. 

"Delta Sigs Only" will be the sign 
on the Dalta Sig house next Sun- 
day night when the active chapter 
gives a supper for their newly 
acquired pledges. Green, white and 
gold, Delta Sig colors, will be fea- 
tured in the decorations. 

Members are Carol Truss, presi- 
dent; John Huddleston, John Gra- 
ham, Ed Coury, Connie Coupland, 
and Dee Moody. Pledges are Bill 
Vance, Joe Baker, Henry Aston, 
Orian Truss, Robert Mowry, Lewis 
Crance, Bill Morrow, Luke Austin, 
and Lawrence Smith. 

The Baptist Student Union estab- 
lished a "B. S. U. College" in the 
student activities building last 
Saturday. A quiz program and 
takeoffs on chapel speakers furnish- 
ed the fun. After the program 
guests hiked to the K.D.E. outdoor 
kitchen for a weiner roast. 

The Gamma Phis had an all-wom- 
en party at 1 o'clock Sunday to 
make plans for the future — the 
plans have not been disclosed. The 
party was a steak fry at the camp 
of Betty Lou Loehr. 

Announcing two new S. A. E. 
pledges Perrin Reynolds and Au- 
brey Craig. 

A. O. Pi mothers were honored 
at a tea Wednesday in the* A. O. 
Pi room in Stockham. Special 
guests were the mothers of the 
new pledges: Mrs. Robert L. Gandy. 
Mrs. B. M. Keener, Mrs. H. R. 
Mason, Mrs. J. H. Mason, and Mrs. 
David Stanton. The active chapter 
is planning a steak fry for October 

If you or your organization is in 
the social whirl, notify us by Tues 
day and we will notify the student 
body the following Friday. 


Inter-Frat Hop 
To Come Oct. 18 

It's on the way!! The first dance 
of the year given by the Inter-Frat 
ernity Council. 

John Huddleston, president, has 
let it be known that on October 18, 
the Pickwick Club will be "the 

A large crowd from the Ramsey- 
West End game is expected, and 
so is the 'bama-Tennessee follow- 

Milton Christain's Orchestra will 
furnish the down beat. 
Advance price: 75c per couple. 

Lyric Theater 

The Lyric is holding over "The 
Sea Hawk" from the Alabama Fri- 
day through Monday. Erroll Flynn 
and Brenda Marshall are in the 
featured roles and Claude Rains, 
Donald Crisp, Alan Hale and Flora 

Robson in the supporting cast. 
Flynn is seen as the daring captain 
of a buccaneer ship engaged in 
pursuits under the flag of skull and 
cross bones. 

Exciting naval battles between 
England and Spain, midnight raids, 
fighting through enemy ambush — 
and the Sea Hawk eventually saves 
the day and wins knighthood from 
the Queen, and the love of the Am- 
bassador's niece. 

Say it with Our Flowers 
Phone 3-7236 


413 N. 21st Street 

Co-Ed Club 
New Pledges 

The Co-Ed Club, a new social 
organization on the campus, is a 
club made up of non-greek women. 

The club was started last spring 
by a group of girls who were not 
connected with any other social or- 
ganization on the campus. 

The officers of the club are: Jan- 
ette Munkettrick, president; Mary 
Dorough, vice president, and Mary 
Kate Nungester, secretary. Other 
members are: Marbrey Payne, Mary 
Beth Powell, Mary Harris, Grace 

Pledges include Eleanor Gray, 
Sara Ellner, Myra Ware Williams, 
and Georgia Phillips. 

Frenchies Elect 

Le Cercle Francias announces the 
election of twenty new members, 
who are Jean Glover, Bill Ware, 
Nell Dickinson, Waldo Stubbins, 
Annie Frances Davis, Eugenia Dab- 
ney, Sara McCoy, Charlotte Meach- 
am, Josephine Smith, Ellen Spen- 
cer, Cornelia Banks, Marion Cur- 
ran, Carol Marie Davis, Evangeline 
Constantine, Frances Reynolds, Billy 
Baxter, Rosa Stewart, Bill Jim 
Boyd, Jane Boyd, and Kathleen 

Plans for a luncheon to be held 
October 25 are underway, announces 
Tom Childs, 


Frosh To 
Put It To 
Some Use 

Now's the time for the fresh- 
men to use all the wind they've 
been blowing about the campus. 

With a president of the freshman 
they should gain some organization 
and be ready for some of the activi- 
ties that are planned for them. 

President Harper wishes to see 
all freshmen in the Student Acti- 
vities Building at the period for 
meetings on Monday. The exact 
hour is 12:30 and the subject will 
be the proposed Cake Race for 
Friday week. 

The Cake Race, a standing tradi- 
tion at several schools will be run 
over a course nearly two miles long 
The victor will be awarded a cake 
at the party being held in the Stu- 
dent Ac Friday night. 

This race will be a warmer- 
upper for the freshmen who will 
meet the sophs in a test of strength 
on the Friday before Thanksgiving. 
The plans for the soph-frosh battle 
will be printed next week. 

Remember the meeting Friday 
and be sure to be there. Harper 
needs your support. 

A wind tunnel with air speeds i»r> 
to 100 miles an hour is being built 
at the University of Santa Clara. 

to the 
Dance ! 

For the 
nights — 
smart debs 
White net 
banded with 
red velvet 


jf • Mia C» Am 

Frats Tap New Members 

Kappa Phi Kappa, honorary edu- 
cation fraternity initiated seven 
new members Wednesday night. 
New members are: Edgar Batson, 
Clarence Rainwater, Wilfred Sands, 
Thad McDonald, John Tyler Skip- 
per, Frank D. Moore, and John 
Baker. Kappa Delta Epsilon, na- 
tional honorary fraternity for wom- 
en, and Kappa Phi Kappa will en- 
tertain at a steak fry October 12, 
at the campus barbecue pit. 

International Relations Club an- 
nounces the tapping of Ruth Bell, 
Nelle Howington, Grace Gamble, 
Orrian Truss, Robert Mowry, Win 
ton Wilson, and Hanlin Scott. 

The next meeting of the organiza- 
tion will be a luncheon October 11 
in the banquet room of the Student 
Activities Building. Judson Ward, 
new professor of political science, 
will speak on "Southern Demago- 

Gay Nineties 
Next Stude 
Nite Theme 

Rustle your bustle and spruce up 
your spats for the gayest Gay Nine- 
ties party that ever hit the cam- 

The usually staid and solemn gen- 
tlemen of the Y. M. C. A. are 
droping their dignity and sponsor- 
ing just such a party at Student 
Night next Friday night, October 
11, in the Student Act. at 7:30. 
Marion Gibbs will be on hand to 
lead all sorts of dances and Gay 
Nineties frolics. (Can you "Can 
Can?") There'll also be a musical 
show and, inevitably, food. 

So, don your loud checks and 
flowing plumes, head your tandem 
for the Student Ack Friday, and 
join in the fun. There'll be prizes 
for the best costumes. 

P.S.— It's free. 

The late Dr. Francis H. Herrick, 
professor emeritus of biology at 
Western Reserve University, was 
widely known for his study of 
American eagles. 

holt'S INK 





% I t I i 1 


Dolly Dale, Jr. 

— For this in-between weath- 
er what could be nicer for a 
date than a Mary Muffet 
sport dress of light weight 
wool. One dress in particular 
that caught my attention was 
a plaid skirt of brown, blue 
and \vnite witn a biouse of that new soldier blue. A wide 
brown belt accentuates the small waist that is so popular this 
year. The blouse of" this Mary Muffet sport 
frock is made with a small peter-pan collar 
and concealed buttons down the front. An- 
other outstanding feature of this certain 
dress are the new three-quarter length 
sleeves. A smart brown felt hat, brown 
suede shoes, brown bag and gloves will 
make this outfit a "must have" in your fall 
wardrobe. You can't go wrong if you wear 
a Mary Muffet exclusive with Pizitz. 

Dolly Dale wants to congratulate all candidates that took 
part in the elections last Wednesday fer carrying on one of the 
fairest campaigns in the history of the 
school. Especial congratulations to the win- 
ners and may their term in office be a suc- 
cessful one. 

Although the days are hot a sweater is 
often needed for these cool nights that we 
have been having lately so if you find that 
you don't have anything to wear in the 
sweater line why not stop by the sports de- 
partment on the third floor of Pizitz and 
see the supply of sweaters and jackets that they have stocked. 
Whether you want a cardigan long sleeve or short sleeve, a 
slip-over or a sport jacket you will find just what you need 
and want at Pizitz. These sweaters are priced from a dollar 
on up. 

It isn't often that a school can have a new Dean of Women 
completely win the hearts of all those with whom she comes 
in contact, but that is exactly what Dean Webb has done. 

Not only did she have a hard job to do in living up to ex-dean 
Moore's reputation in a school where she was a stranger to all 
the girls she was to advise, but she has done it so well that she's 
"Dean Webb" affectionately to us all now. 

See you soon 


Th« Hilltop News 

Page Six 


lu tlie ducLedd 

on and on and on and on 

goes the duchess" driwel 
for it la 
Is on a swivel 

right at the moment we can't think 
of anything worth putting in the 
paper but the column must go on, 
or so they tell us, so pardon us 
while we babble . . . why doesn't 
somebody do something about those 
people who cut class after class 
just to grace a bridge table down in 
Kaylor's Kavern— by the time exam 
time rolls around, they'll wish 
they'd taken in a class or two or 
spent a little time in ye olde library 
doing a wee bit of preparation . . . 

the following gamma phi's we 
spotted — les soeurs Martin, ditto 
Hurst, the elder feminine huddles- 
ton, elizabeth roark and others — 
at lunch in the cafeteria relishing 
both their lunch and the latest 
gossip . . . how do you like the 
business of the editor of the angel 
farm paper's writing this publica 
tion to the effect that we should 
make our coeds more attractive so 
that hilltop men will stay at home— 
montevallo doesn't like them (mr. 
speed please note) . . . 

the ka's and their traditional- hay- 
necks — it does seem as though the 
dear boys could be a little subtl" 
about it, doesn't it? . . . they tell 
us that massey's business college is 
planning to form a beta sigma 
chi fraterniay (b.s.c) so all their 
former hilltop students will feel at 

home — and we wouldn't blame them 
what with former southernites bo! 
mitchell. jeanette leslie, hariei 
wheeler, mary wheeler, jean tyson, 
leila wright, marion murphy and 
others enrolled therein . . . 

it seems that one of the fraternal 
organizations on the hill had made 
plans to take in the howard-auburn 
game in montgomery en masse and 
were to get to the capitol city by 
means of a truckload of hay — oddly 
enough the plans fell through — 
what's the matter, boys, can't you 
take it? . . . every day is may-day 
with brabston, and with whiting too 
for that matter, so it looks particul- 
arly funny ' to see them fraterniz- 
ing—the only time they let their 
feelings show is when they play 
ping pong together then vocabular- 
ies are displayed and blood flows... 

anne blevins and nell burks are 
busily embroidering these days — 
not the usual dainty trifles, but 
book-bags a la mcwilliams, bearing 
such note-worthy sentiments as "we 
are ignorant," and "childers must 
be destroyed" and all in latin, too... 

they aren't the only ones with 
ladylike tasks either — Caroline bar 
ker has been seen making a needle 
fly over some pillow cases or some 
thing presumably for her hopeful 
chest — good luck Caroline, hope you 
get to use them, some day . . . 
these high-school football games 
really draw the crowds — bill moore 
hewho-never-misses, carol marie 
davis, anne blevins, and cornelij 
banks saw phs wallop whs the other 
nite and the duchess saw them . . . 
one sees the most amazing things 
at the ping-pong tables — respective- 
ly new and comparatively new 
profs ward and abernethy looking 
more like freshmen than fessors. 
trying to see who could out-ace the 
other one . . . 

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the huddleston brothers occupy- 
ing one of the two tables practically 
all the time . . . waiter anderson 
and Sidney trueman pounding away 
at the little white pellet . . . lil 
culley and brother don making up 
a mean twosome ... we overheard 
mingea call morland "the sweet- 
heart of pi k.a." the other day— we 
wonder if he was seriously consid- 
ering taking the title away from the 
angel farm girls . . . after three 
weeks of serious thought, we've 
finally decided that we like flea 
mclaughlin's bangs, after all ... . 
also can't help but wonder what 
it is that makes rosemary marshall 
come back from the university all 
starry-eyed . . . 

bob lively and frank cash (plug) 
getting hot-and-bothered over the 
respective merits of their pledges 
cluade bliill and john harris . . . 
certainly is nice to see kenneth 
liles' bright and shining face back 
on the campus again . . . bazemore 
seems to be desserting the ka's for 
the ato's— john franklin is getting 
to the point where he looks pretty 
forlorn when she's not in the offing. 

. . . ouida blackerby and mar- 
garet hickman have won the duch- 
ess' hardtoget approval with their 
pleasing speaking voices . . . leslie 


thorpe kaylor (just did remember 
to stick that kaylor on it) and bar- 
bara calloway same for their nice 
singing voices . . - Jessye wilson 
deserted the hilltop for a while, but 
now she's back again with the usual 
string of males in her wake . . . 
clyde gragg gets our vote for one 
freshman who will really get 
around— only three weeks and she's 
already getting three-count-'em- 
three invitations to such functions 
as" a ka party . . . 

certainly do wish robert green 
could make up his mind whether 
the lucky girl is to be winnie pierce 
or marguerite obsorn . at this 
time we find it opportune to tender 
congratulations to collier for manag- 
ing to hold on to a killer diller like 
wilkins for so long, but then, may- 
be it's the other way round, you 
never can tell . . . 

a few more babblings 
and then we'll stop 
or next week's column'll 
be one blank spot 

we've been doing more research- 
have you noticed how many little 
brothers and sisters have hit the 
campus this fall? . . . ackie jones' 
little sister wita . . . frances voight 
petit frere billy . . . don culley and 
lil . . . lillian keener's little sister 

. . . bebe gragg's little sis Clyde . . 
mary ann nance's alma . . . the 
youngest huddleston, jane . . . j 0 
harris contributed attractive jean 
. . . john a. and anne reynolds 
evelyn curtis, who calls cecil bro' 
ther . . . mary cornelia banks, 
whose sister sarah lee transferred 
to auburn some time ago ... and 
last but certainly not least, hedy 
le-moore, who threatens to follow 
big sister mary louise's precedent 
of making the beauty section her 
very first year. . . 
this column gets worse 
every week 

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The Hilltop News 

The Students' Newspaper 

On The 

Peabody Dean 
To Appear At 

The first Convocation speaker 
sponsored by a Hilltop organization 
will be Dokes Campbell, dean 
of the graduate school of George 
Peabody College, when he is pre- 
sented by the honorary education 
society, Kappa Phi Kappa, next 

His address will be given in an 
effort to clarify student conceptions 
of the work and lives of teachers. 
Dean Campbell is recognized as one 
of the foremost educators in the 
country and will probably offer 
some new slants about teaching as 
a profession. 

The purpose of Kappa Phi Kappa 
in presenting such an outstanding 
figure is to promote interest among 
students, especially the male stu- 
dents, in choosing education as a 

While on the campus, conference 
hours wil be conducted by Dean 
Campbell for students interested in 
knowing more about teaching. Con- 
ferences, both group and individual, 
will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 on the 
afternoon of October 16. 


Campus Big 
Wigs To Tap 

The oracle will sound Friday, 
October 18, at chapel period. Thus 
the highest recognition attainable 
for leadership among college men 
will come to the select few to be 
honored with membership in Omi 
cron Delta Kappa. 

President Frank Dominick an- 
nounced today that Frank Spain, 
prominent Birmingham attorney, 
will speak on the program. 

ODK, founded in 1914, and in- 
stalled on the Hilltop in 1924. recog- 
nizes eminence in scholarship, ath- 
letics, campus life, literary, relig- 
ious, and forensic attainments, and 
college publications. 

Active members on the campus 
are James Cooper, Tom Dill, Frank 
Dominick, John Howard, Robert 
Murray, Bill Vance, and Walter 


Brawl To Be 
Year's First 

Every year, Hilltop organizations 
vie to see who can give the season's 
opening dance. This year, again, 
the Interfraternity council stole the 
march on everyone else, and are 
holding their first biannual brawl 
of the year at the Pickwick. The 
dance is coming off the night of 
Friday, October the eighteenth, with 
Milton Christian officiating orches- 

he fee, as usual, will be seventy- 
five cents per, with or without date. 

Registration Wednesday 

To Claim 150 Students, 
20 Faculty Members 

Hilltopers To Be Able 
To Sign Up On Campus 

Dean Hale To Register Men 21-35 In 
Faculty Trustee Room 8 A. M.-4 P. M. 

Twenty faculty members and one hundred and fifty students of 
Birmingham-Southern will register Wednesday for a year of military 
service with the United States under the draft bill passed by Congress 
last month. 

For the convenience of the students and faculty members who are 
within the age limits— 21 to 35— there will be a registration service on 

Dean Hale will act as chief regis- , — — 

trar for the portion of America's 
young men who are on the campus 
daily. He will be assisted by Mrs. 
Hale, Dean Webb, Miss Crawford, 
and Frances Harris. 

Students who wish to complete 
the current school year must reg- 
ister, but, if their names are drawn 
for service, may defer until July 1, 

After the registration has been 
completed, the names of all eligible 
men will be placed in a barrel at 
each population center and a cer- 
tain number will be drawn by lot 
fo rthe first draft call. 

Statistics show that approximate 
ly one out of ten of the men who 
register Wednesday will be called 
for the first draft of 400,000. Thus 
fifteen Hilltoppers and two facul'y 
members are slated for the first call. 

Every man who registers on the 
campus must know the precinct arid 
box number to which his home ad- 
dress is closest. Without this in- 
formation, it will be impossible for 
him to sign up on the campus. 

Conscientious objectors may claim 
exemption from active military 
duty, but must register and are 
subject to call for office work, Red 
Cross, and the like. All such claims, 
however, are subject to the ruling 
of the selective service boards for 
the various districts. 

National Guardsmen and others 
who are in the various military re- 
serves are not required to register. 

The professors who are subject 
to the draft are: Dr. Cecil Aber- 
nethy, Raymond F. Anderson, Bill 
Battle. Dr. B. F. Clark. Ernest Hen 
derson. Dr. James Holbert. Dr. 
Harold H. Hutson, James Kincaid. 
Bill Lively. G. S. McPeek, Dr. E. 

All Offices 
Filled After 
Three Trys 

Last Wednesday at Convocation 
thirty-three new student officers 
were inaugurated by the Student 
Body President John Howard. 

Class officers and Council mem- 
bers elected at the polls last week 
took the oath of service, and en- 
tered upon the discharge of their 

Run offs were necessary in sev 
eral cases and in the heated strug- 
gle for Vice-Presidency of the fresh- 
man class three ballots were neces- 
sary. Dean Downs and Donald An- 
derson tied in the first two ballols 
and the final vote was made in a 
downpour. The third vote that 
spelled victory for Downs may have 
been caused by the extra raincoat 
with which Dean protected poten- 
tial voters going to and from the 

The presidency of the Senior 
class was decided by a second bal 
lot in which votes for Jack McGill 
totaled more than those cast for 
George Hudleston. Virginia Hudson 
was elected as vice-president of the 
senior class and John Moriarty and 
Thad McDonald will serve as secre- 
tary and treasurer of the class re- 

The run-off in the Junior class 
was between Glenn Abernathy and 
Betty Ann Hard for sec.-treas. In 
the final analysis Abernathy was 
declared winner. Julian Bishop as 


Show Leads 

They call it an operetta but its 
really just a musical farce with 
Charlie "Hard Hearted" Turner 
turning down all of Barbara Callo- 
way's femine attractiveness and 
Charlie Ware doing "can can" steps 
all around the jury box. 

Director Anderson has corralled 
the carollers long enough for sev- 
eral practices and now he is trying 
to keep Lucy Ford and James "Am- 
bulance Chaser" Hatcher from 
swingout out on Gilbert and Sulli- 
vans product. Dr. Abernathy is 
also having revolt in his ranks as 
Tommy Ryan directs his assistants 
in a quavering tenor. 

It seems that the whole jury is 
going in for these fancy dance 
steps, and Laney "He's Guilty" 
Cowan has been named as the per 
feet waltzing juror. Its bound to 
be good with Judge Tom "I Love 
Everybody" Dill marrying the jilted 
young thing and everybody going 
home happy. 

IT S DR. AB NOW — according to 
latest reports from the Vanderbilt 
front. Mr. Abernethy was award- 
ed his Ph.D. last Saturday after 
facing oral exams, before the Ten- 
nessee board. Monday found him 
back at work in the College Thea- 
ter as usual, with r»o evidence of 
added dignity, as the above pic- 
ture indicates Photo by Cranshaw. 


Sydnor Ownbey, Maurice G. Powell, president and Don Winfield, vice- 
Claud M. Reaves, Dr. J. Paul Rey- 
nolds, Felix Robb, Dr. Russell B. 
Stevens, Dr. J. Allen Tower, Judson 
Ward, and Dr. Buford Word. 

Writers Wanted 

Deadline for copy on the 
first issue of QUAD is Octo- 
ber 25, according to the latest 
report from the lit'ry front. 

The first issue will appear 
on November 8. 


president, were chosen on the first 

The sophs activities will be head 
ed by Jean Arnold, Lynn Chitwood, 
and Hoyt Kaylor. The frosh chose 
as their leaders George Harper, 
Dean Downs, and Charlotte Mea- 

Sworn in as members of the up- 
per division councils were Nell 
Echols Burks, Francis Blake. Bar- 
bara Calloway, Joanna Thorpe, Dor- 
othy Trotter, Tom Cleveland, Howell 
Heflin, Chas. Jones, Dee Moody and 
Happy West. 

The lower division members are 
Cornelia Banks, Glenn Jenkins, 
Martha Gary Smith, Robbye Tate, 
Mary Elizabeth Williamson, Gray 
Buck, Claude Shill, Ralph Jolly, 
Billy Voigt, and John Rice. 

Boys Go Home Pantless 

by Hildy and J. A. R. 

Who's got an extra barrel? 

The Fair's best leg show wasn't on the midway. It was furnished 
free of charge by Happy West, Charlie Ware and Bill Vance in their 
homeward dash after forfeiting their red-striped pants to the Fair 


The boys thought more of the > 

$3.50 they put on the line for a| off in a corner and count up the 
week's occupancy of the pants than 
they did of their reputations. So 
they took the $3.50 and left the 

Happy West says, "No wonder the 
city is going into debt. With a street 
light on every corner." 

Bill Vance says, "They make tele 
pone poles smaller and smaller ev- 
ery year." 

And Charlie Ware complains 
"What do they pack in barrels 
these days — sardines?" 

Actual details of the trip home 
have not been disclosed. 

This was only one incident in a 
rowdy Fair week which employed 
several Hilltop students. 

If you see a sad-looking flock of 
ducks wandering around the cam- 
pus, just direct them to Skinny Mc- 

Innish. They took such a fancy to Last CHcinCe 

takings. They are still wondering 
what happened on the inside. 

After Joe Gordon completed his 
duties as usher in the grandstand 
show, he wandered up and down 
the midway trying to get a job as 
a wardrobe rack in one of the 
"girlie" shows. 

The feminine element on the 
Hilltop was represented by Betty 
Jane Hayes, who while showing 
proud parents their children's work 
in a P.-T.A. booth, received an of- 
fer from the hula-hula manager to 
join up wth his show. 

If you get out there early next 
year, there's a job open watering 
the elephants. 

them during his week of guardian- 
ship at the Fair duck pool they 

want to invite him to a duck din- 

Ed Blackburn and Heyward Beck- 
ham took up the little pasteboard 
tickets that let people into the 
grandstand. Then they had to go 

If you want your picture in the 
annual, you must secure an ap- 
pointment card from the La Revue 
office, and go by Loveman's Photo 
Reflex studio before Friday, Oc- 
tober 18. 

Have your picture taken today! 

The Hilltop News 

Freedom Fever 

By Bill Mizelle 

The Hilltop News 

Frank Cash, Editor — Tom Dill, Business Manager 

Published weekly during t!ie school year and entered as second class matter at the Birmingham, Alabama, 
postofhce, under Act of Congress, March 6, 1876. Subscription rate: $2.00 a year. 

Deferred Pledging 
Would Remedy Evils 

One month ago today, the new freshman 
class of Birmingham-Southern, some three 
hundred strong, was split into two distinct 
groups, groups often distinctly innimical, 
by the most vicious system which exists on 
the Hilltop. 

After a week of sightseeing on the lower 
floors of numerous fraternity houses, and 
of visiting the living rooms of sorority 
suites, one hundred and fifteen members 
of the class made a life long pledge of loy- 
alty and friendship to chance acquain 
tances of a week's standing. 

They made obligations which place the 
fraternity and sorority bond first in every 
campus question, first over school spirit, 
first over class organization, and first over 
the individual interests and welfare for 
which the college exists. 

For a year or more, the ideals and opin- 
ions of these fraternal groups will be the 
governing factor in every decision made 
by embryonic greeks. After that period a 
few may become a part of the school and 
its life, may come out of their little fra- 
ternity and sorority pigeon-holes to work 
on the entire desk of academic life. 

A large majority will remain closed up 
in their greek shells, and never even com- 
prehend the meaning, much less the prac- 
tices, of school life. 

The much vaunted and terribly wanted 
intellectual freedom which we claim for 
our college has little chance when many of 
the finest students and potential leaders of 
the campus spend the first months of their 
school career in the regimentation of a 
pledge class, when tailor-made decisions on 
every problem are furnished them by be- 
nign upperclassmen. 

And few have the temerity tu oppose or 
question these decisions. . . 

Where, then, lies the answer? 

Does any solution other than the destruc- 
tion of the entire fraternity and sorority 
system present itself? 

Many leaders of fraternal life say that 
there is a practical and workable plan 
which will eliminate the greatest evils of- 
fered by the existing set-up. 

The plan proposed is a deferred pledging 
—that is, a rule that no student may pledge 
a fraternity or sorority until he or she has 
been on the campus at least one semester. 

With this method, the freshman would 
nave an opportunity to see the campus as 
a whole, measure the value of the every 
activity before he picks a narrow gauge 
track to run on for the next four years. 

He would have an opportunity to be a 
member of the freshman class for one full 
semester, and then pick the social organiza- 
tion to which he would like to belong. 

If such a freshman class could be organ- 
ized without the fraternity and sorority 
cliques, a strong group would result. It is 
probable that the class strength generated 
through such organization would last 
throughout college. Thus we would achieve 
the ideal school spirit. 

Then comes the question of the value of 
each club to the individual members. No 
interested person will deny the important 
and far-reaching benefits which the fra- 
ternity and sorority can offer its members. 
The listing of these values is unnecessary. 

What is necessary, however, is a consid- 
eration of the methods by which the stu- 
dent chooses his fraternity. 

Friendship — the first and greatest value 
— cannot be determined in one week of 
high pressure salesmanship. A freshman 
can spend night and day in a house every 
minute of rush week and still have very 

little idea of what the members of the 
group are. and what they stand for. 

In all fairness to this freshman, who is 
slightly bewildered at this whole business 
of college anyway, we must allow him to 
meet each and all fraternities and sororities 
as they are, meet them casually, meet them 
as he will know them for the next four 

He should have an opportunity to see 
them on the campus, discover the opinion 
of the campus about them, and view them 
critically before he is rused into a de- 
cision. At least a semester is required for 

On the other hand, the fraternities should 
have the same opportunity to view the 
freshman as he has to look at them. Just 
as the rushee cannot make any sensible 
decision in one week, unless he's lucky, 
the fraternity has the same problem. 

No fraternity or sorority on the campus 
can actually know more than a very few 
boys or girls until they can see them as 
they enter campus activities, and see them 
as they mix with other students. 

So for the benefit of the fraternity sys- 
tem, too, we should have deferred pledging. 

The plan would offer a partial if not com- 
plete solution to the many and varied ills 
which make rush week pot only a hectic 
affair for slightly addled freshmen, but ex- 
tremely destructive for the constitutions of 
the greeks. 

The expensive system of siunmer rushing 
which bankrupts most sororities and an oc- 
casional fraternity would be eliminated 
with the demise of the advertising cam- 
paign indulged in during the months and 
weeks preceding pledging. 

The semester long opportunity for the 
freshmen and greeks to look each other 
over would cut down the expenses of the 
numerous and showy parties which are now 
used largely for impression. 

Naturally, rules would have to be made 
and rigidly enforced to limit the number of 
parties each organization could have dur- 
ing the lengthened rush period. 

Maybe deferred pledging would prove 
to leave just as many loopholes for cut- 
throat activities as does the present sys- 
tem. It couldn't have more. — B. L. 

The Other Side 

Dear Mr. Editor: 

The purpose of this letter is not to call 
you a Negro loving carpetbagger, nor is it 
intended to be the axe to chop your neck 
since you have stuck it out. Bloody words 
can be left for someone else, but this writer 
does disagree with the content of your edi- 
torial, "Qualifications For Voting Are 
Wrong" in the last isue of the Hilltop News. 

You said that in the last twenty years 
only sixty eight percent of the potential 
voters have been electing our presidents. 
That, from one viewpoint might seem an 
alarmingly small percentage, but actually, 
can it be blamed on the poll tax which is 
imposed only in several of the states? 

A part of it can be, yes, but what per 
cent of that remaining thirty-two percent 
hasn't been vo*.ing, do you suppose, because 
of outright negligence or because of lack 
of interest in politics. How many people 
have you heard say, when asked if they 
had registered, "No. I simply overlooked 
it," or "What's the use in my voting, my 
vote counts only one against so many mil- 
lion." Numbers, surely. 

It s that group of potential voters who 
must be reached. It has often been said 
that one is not a good citizen unless he 
takes advantage of his voting privilege. 
The person who made that statement was 
certainly not wrong. 

Tomorrow, October 12, America will cel- 
ebrate Columbus Day. It won't be a big 
celebration, because it's one of the nation's 
minor holidays. Two months from now, 
you'll have trouble remembering the ex- 
act date. 

But it's sufficiently important to deserve 
some mention. For at 2 A. M., four hun- 
dred and forty eight years ago tomorrow, 
Christopher Columbus sighted the New 
World. A fleet made up of three tiny 
ships sailed from the shores of Europe to 
occupy islands just to the south of us in 
the name of an Old World monarchy. 

The European discoverers brushed the 
loose Indians off San Salvador, Cuba. Haiti 
and San Domingo. The newly-discovered 
islands were rich in gold and bananas and 
other such luxuries— they had what Europe 
wanted. But the original Americans were 
afflicted with a love of liberty and peace. 
When they protested against the shoving- 
around they were getting, the conquerors 
liquidated them. That is, until they found 
out the Indians made good slaves. 

Time passed and more Eurppeans came, 
and from the first "invasion ports" seized 
in the Caribbean, Old World culture spread 
gradually throughout Central, South and 
finally North America. The Americans, 
non-conformists with the new culture, 
yielded perforce to Civilization, which 
cured their freedom fever with a dose of 
grape shot. 

But the disease persisted. It was par- 
ticularly bad in North America. Long 
after Christopher Columbus was dust, his 
European successors were still curing the 
Indians in Virginia, in the Carolinas, in all 
the colonies. 

The Indians were driven farther and 
farther west, but they left their old haunts 
polluted with the germ. The infection of 
liberty and peace lay in the thousands of 
miles of unspoiled green forests which 
they had roamed, on the mighty, blue- 
capped mountain peaks, and in the clear, 
silvery streams from which they had 
quenched their thirst. 

And *he white men, exposed to the virus 
through generations of living amidst the 
boundless beauty of the land, began to de- 
velop the old American complaint. That 
was about the time the colonies became 
the Colonies. About 1776. 

Nearly three hundred years after Colum- 

bus presented this continent to his sov- 
ereign across the Atlantic, America shook 
itself free of Europe again. The American 
ailment made her allergic to rulers who 
hold in their power the lives of their sub- 
jects, so they set out to rule themselves. 
They established a Constitution to "secure 
the blessings of liberty to ourselves and 
our posterity," as they put it. 

Regiphobia Americana, to give it its 
scientific name, afflicted Patrick Henry 
and his contemporaries. That's what was 
wrong with James Monroe when he cook 
ed up his Doctrine. The boys at the Alamo 
had it bad. They died of it. 

And you've got it. The symptoms of 
freedom fever are an occasional bellyache 
when the Congress isn't behaving to suit 
you, or a gripe about the President's go- 
ing fishing too often. A daily hotness 
under the collar at the activities of Hitler is 
another sign. 

So is the feeling that comes over you 
when you stand on Shades Mountain and 
watch the shadows crawl across broad, 
rolling valleys as the setting sun bun.s 
the sky red and gold and'all those glaring 
loud colors. And to clinch the diagnosis, 
you get a tingling sensation up your spine 
and maybe a lump in your thro?t in a 
movie when they flash the Stars and 
Stripes on the screen. 

The symptoms are nothing new. They 
are very similar to those the Indians had 
before Columbus crossed three thousand 
miles of Atlantic to lead the Old World 
here to doctor them. In 1942, the European 
cure was laborious and slow, but the prac 
titioners over there have now developed 
streamlined, modern methods so deadly ef 
ficient that they'll stamp out freedom 
fever overnight. 

But the American variety of the ailment, 
the kind you've got, is pretty stubborn to 
cure. You may kid and make jokes about 
it; that's the American way. But if — ismis 
tic Europe turns calcualting eyes on Colum 
bus' route across the ocean, you'll fight 
because of it. And America's freedom 
fever has carried her undefeated through 
every war in her history. 

But all is fairly quiet now. And tomor 
row the nation will casually celebrate 
what was that date? Oh. yes— October 12. 
The anniversary of the invasion of Amor 

If it is true that thirty two percent of our 
potential voters are not being good citizens, 
would it be just to increase that percentage 
by making more difficult the qualifications 
for voting as your intelligence examina 
tions would do. 

Why not be more objective? Wouldn't it 
be of greater value to the United States to 
educate its citizens from the beginning, 
stressing the importance of the functions 
of a Democratic state, allowing such edu- 
cation to be an integral part of their train- 
ing from kindergarten until they get their 
Ph.D. There would be created in them a 
feeling that the right to vote is a privilege, 
and on their own accord they would go to 
the polls to defend it. If such a procedure 
were undertaken, there wouldn't be that 
loss of years which would result under 
your plan where only a comparatively few 
could vote until the population becomes ar- 
tificially educated enough to qualify. 

You stated in your article that the pur- 
pose of some of the voting restrictions was 
probably intended to keep the people, who 
weren't intellectually qualified, from vot- 
ing, and that one shouldn't be restricted 
from voting simply because he didn't have 
a dollar and a half or because of his race 
or color. 

^ow, there aren't many intellectually 
qualified voters who can't scrape up a 
dollar and a half once a year in order to 
pay tneir poll tax. If a person isn't intel- 
lectually capable of making a dollar and a 
half over a period of several months there 
brings to my mind a question as to whether 
he is intellectually qualified to vote. 

If it was your implication that the dol- 
lar and a half fee on voting was placed as 
a restriction on the intellectually incapable, 
you can bet your bottom dollar that you 

are wrong, ""it poll tax in Alabama was 
leviei with the unexpressed purpose of 
limiting the Negro vote, and in most of the 
South it remains today with the same idea 
behind it. What's more, there can be a 
little wager arranged, if you want it, that 
the poll tax will remain so long as the 
voting ratio between the colored and the 
white remains as it is. When something 
happens to change that ratio for a disad 
vantage to the Whites, and the poll tax is 
no longer effective, there also can bo a 
wager arranged that something will arise 
to take its place. 

It seems, sir, that you have never visited 
for any length of time a part of the South 
where in county and town the Negro out 
numbers the Whites. It is a suggestion 
that you do so, so that you too might study 
the class differences there. I dare say that 
you would find the White man the Negro 
best friend. He is the Negro's protector 
and his economic salvation. Sometimes this 
salvation isn't the best or near the best but 
it's there, and the Negro knows it. 

If you do make such a visit, while you 
are there mention to some of those dee] 
south farmers that you are interested in 
seeing the Negro get equal voting priv 
ileges with the white people. For the third 
time a wager can be arranged and odds will 
be given that your exit will be neither lin 
gering, pleasant nor painless. 

Frankly, I appreciate your liberalism but 
in this case question your logic. I, too, like 
to appear liberal, but still, there are a few 
traditions left worth keeping, and race di? 
tinction is one of them. I admit though, 
that slowly, one by one, they are being 
taken away. It was begun eight years ago 


Maurice Speed 

The Hilltop News 

Page Three 

Pigskin Toters Take 
Munger Limelight 

Romping through six straight victories the Kappa Alpha Horseshoe 
team won the first Intramural Trophy awarded on the campus and 
garnered 75 points toward the Intramural cup. 

The Kappa Alpha aggregation was led to victory by various team 
combinations that included Tom Cleveland, Jimmy Ardis, D. Cleavland, 
Horace Stevenson, E. B. Copeland, John A. Reynolds, Julian Guffin and 
Ed Neill. Runner-up in the Horseshoe Tourney were the Lambda Chis 
who recorded five wins aainst a single defeat. Starring for the Lambda 
Chi teams were George Brown, John Malone, B. Outlaw, H. Heffiin, Sam 
Pruitt, and Jimmy Osborn. The Lambda Chis were credited with 67 
points toward the acclaimed Intramural Cup. 
The deciding victory for the K 

A.'s was registered Wednesday after 
noon when D. Cleveland and H. 
Stevenson defeated Collins and 
Snoddy, 21-2, 21-10, and the No. 3 
team composed of Jenkins and 
Moore won from Whitehead and 
Brown, by a count of 23-7, 24-15. 
S. A. E.'s were victorious in one 
match when Hudson and Jones com- 
bined to win Over T. Cleavland and 
J. Ardis, 21-18, 21-19. 

for the Ramsay crew. Amassing a 
total of 38 points the Phillips team 
was spurred to victory by the bril- 
liant running and passing of Bob 
Bragan. Bragan proved his abilities 
as a real athlete and completely 
stole the show though he played 
but the final quarter of the game. 

Schedule for next week's games 
are listed below. 


Don't miss the fun at the Y. M. C. 
A. Gay Nineties Party tonight. Lil- 
lian Russell, Diamond Jim Brady, 
bartenders, moustaches, quartets, 
and all the gang will be there sing- 
ing "It's Only a Bird in a Gilded 
Cage'* and other Gay Nineties dit- 

S. A. E.'s will don old clothes and 
play such games as "Kick the Can- 
ton ight. There may even be a pa- 
per chase to Roberts' Field. Re- 
sourceful S. A. E.'s have been spend- 
ing several hours in the library 
studying game books, so it's hard 
to predict just what will happen. 

The sixteen Lambda Chi pledges 
will entertain the actives with a 
program dance at the house tonight 
at nine o'clock. Newest pledge is 
"Happy" West. 


Greeks Eat Steaks 

Independent Football Schedule 
Independent Football _ , . _ 

Tuesday, Oct. 15th— Ramsay vs. 
Playing heads up football the j Dorm 
Phillips Powerhouse took a com- ' 

manding lead in the Intramural In- 
dependent Football League by vir- 
tue of their decisive victories over 
Ensley, 30-12 and Ramsay, 38-12. 

In the opening game Tuesday 
afternoon strong Ensley defenses 
were overpowered by the pass- 
heaving of George Harper and 4he 
ball snagging of Hamburger Lewis. 
Individual performer who stood out 
was Stuart Carlton, a shifty hip 
swinging backfield man who kept 
the opposing forces deep in their 
territory most of the game. 

Ramsay suffered the next Phil- 
lips onslaught Wednesday afternoon 
as the Raiders were just too strong 

Wednesday, Oct. 16th— Phillips vs. 

Thursday, Oct. 17— Ramsay vs. Phil- 

Friday. Oct. 18 — Dorm. vs. Ensley. 
Monday, Oct. 22nd— Ensley vs. Ram- 

Tuesday, Oct. 23rd— Phillips vs. 


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Pledges continue to attract a lot of attention in the Hilltop social 
world. The password seems to be "steak fry". 

The A. O. Pi's had a steak fry last Friday at Sunset Rock honoring 
their new pledges. Last Monday night the A. O. Pi's met for supper 
and enjoyed talking about horror stories, murders and things in general. 
October 18 is the day for the 

Hillman Hotel 
Barber Shop 

36 Years of Service 

Kappa Delta steak fry honoring 
new pledges. Miss Dorothy Webb, 
new dean of women, was honor 
guest at a tea in the KD room, Oc- 
tober 8. The KDs are also planning 
a Founder's Day Banquet at the 
Country Club, October 3. 

The Theta U.'s steak fry and hay- 
ride tonight will be a slight vari- 
ation of the steak fry. Members 
and their dates will journey to 
Grant's Mill. 

The Alpha Chis entertained their 
pledges with a steak fry at Frances 

Friddle's home on Shades Mountain, 
October 4. On October 20 they will 
have a Mothers' and Fathers' Tea, 
honoring the parents of new pledg- 

One group of pledges ceased to 
exist when Alabama Alpha of Pi 

Beta Phi initiated Sally Sue Howe, 
Sara McCoy, Katherine Moriarity, 
and Ann Blevins Friday, October 4. 

All sorority pledges were guests 
of the Gamma Phi pledges for tea 
October 10. Gamma Phis will have 
supper in UV room Friday and on 
alternate Fridays following. The 
Province Director will visit the 
Southern chapter of Gamma Phi 
Beta soon. 

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7 Blocks From School— Next to New Elyton Village 

Be sure to visit this beautiful, modernistic, ice 
cream and sandwich shop, service sodas, sand- 
wiches of all kinds, triple dip malted milks for 
I 0c, chili, hot chocolate, hamburgers, and K. C. 
steak plates for 25c. 

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On Monday, October 14, on any Purchase of 20c or 
more, this strip is good for 5c. 
(For one customer only.) 

Get the gang together on Tuesday to chat and nibble at Alabama's 
most modern ice cream and sandwich shop. HOT AND COLD 

Meet your friends at Dobbins— 

For lunch, for that afternoon snack, for dinner, and all those "m : d-night feeds. 
Dobbins' nearness to the Hilltop makes it the ideal spot for that refreshment "break" 
at your fraternity and sorority parties. I 

Make DOBBINS 'Southern's Hang-Out 

Page Four 

The Hilltop News 


lu the ducLedd 

people say such ugly things 
about the duchess' chatter 
to which we only say we wish 
you'd try to write this patter 

george huddleston doesn't seem to 
be such a very good loser, but then 
one vote is one vote — he swears 
that if it hadn't been for those 
fourteen ka"s that voted, and the 
seven impartial non-sorority women 
that were coerced into doing the 
wrong thing at the last minute, ev- 
erything would have been different. 

it's funny the way the alma mater 
attracts celebrities, isn't it? — hedy 
lamarr and alice in wonderland all 
in one year — we needn't tell you 
who the muchly-publicized former 
is, but the latter goes around under 
the nom-de-plume of faye speaker. 

johnny whiting did a fair job of 
making the fair tother day, evi- 
denced by the fact that he was hob- 
bling around on crutches the next 
day — after all, johnny, an eight-foot 
fence is an eight-foot fence ... all 
this flag-waving nowdays doesn't 
faze the bookstore boys, it's their 
duty to take down the institution'* 
flag every afternoon, and they 
didn't even know that they were 
supposed to keep it off the ground- 
careful, jerkers, you'll get your- 
selves run in for fifth column ac- 

somebody was distributing ala- 
bama temperance association litera- 

ture down in the book the other 
day— all to the effect that honky- 
tonks are dens of sin and iniquity, 
and traps for our boys and girls— 
the sentiment is noble, yes, noble. 

we hear eleanor gray is to do a 
lillian russell for us at the next stu- 
dent party — maybe we're wrong, 
but we thought la russell was built 
on more maewestian lines than la 
gray — oh. well, they're both blond 
and they both sing— who are we to 
be demanding. 

what would the music department 
do without the redoubtable mr. 
hatcher? for trial by jury he casts, 
does make-up, publicity, acts one 
of the leads, and does just about 
everything else — we like mr. ander- 
son, and all that, but we don't real- 
ly need him any more, do we, with 
somebody like jimmy hatcher ours 
for the asking?. . , if anybody want's 
to see waiter mcclure turn a bright 
crimson, just ask him why he leaves 
school so early every afternoon and 
makes his way over to a certain 
high school in the city — this much 
we know— there's a woman involv- 

bete aubrey is a mighty cute girl 
— how do we know? because the 
blond mr. huddleston had a date 
with her, and the blond mr. hud 
dleston doesn't date people who 
aren't cute. 

bill moore doesn't like competi- 
tion, and he's going to get awfully 
disgusted with his ka brothers if 
they don't stop giving him trouble 
where myra is concerned. 

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what it is, but watch helen turner- 
she's really cooking up something 
nice and juicy. 

watch every little step you make 
be careful what you do 
the duchess really gets around 
and she has her eye on you 

what's happened to mr. lumpkin, face hasn't been seen for a couple 
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The Hilltop News 

The Students' Newspaper 


VOL. II, No. 6 


Birmingham, Ala. 

Friday, October 18, 1940 


. „. 

Creeks Like Rush Plan Leadership, Service, 

Scholarship, Character, 

Bases For Selections 

Highest recognition was accorded eight Hilltoppers for outstanding 
qualities of leadership today as Omicron Delta Kappa selected new mem- 
bers for the Fall Term. 

Rush Rule 
Changes Led 
By Frats 

Definite progress toward a dras- 
tic change in the rushing system of 
fraternities and sororities on the 
campus of Birmingham-Southern 
has been reported as five sorority 
presidents and four fraternity heads 
have declared in favor of deferred 
pledging for Hilltop Greeks. 

The other five Greek prexies 
were not reached for a statement. 

Monday night a committee was 
appointed by John Huddleston, pres- 
ident of the Interfraternity Coun- 
cil, to study the deferred pledging 
system and to investigate the 
"evils" of the present rush system. 
Latrell Jones, S.A.E. head of the 
group, will be assisted by Harold 
Wingfield, B.K., and John Graham, 
D.S. The committee will report at 
the next meeting of the council on 
a week from Monday. 

Bob Morton, president of Kappa 
Alpha; John Malone, of Lambda 
Chi Alpha; Latrell Jones, of Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon; Don Brabston, of Al- 
pha Tau Omega; Mary Penruddocke, 
of Alpha Omicron Pi; Virginia Hud- 
son, of Pi Beta Phi; Florence 
Throckmorton, of Kappa Delta; Bar- 
bara Callaway, of Gamma Phi Beta; 
and Dorothy Irving, of Zeta Tau 
Alpha, all stated that they felt de- 
ferred rushing would be a practical 
solution to the many problems 
which plague fraternities and soro- 
rities semi-annually. 

The chief complaint of the girls 
against the present system is given 
by Virginia Hudson, Pi Phi presi- 
dent. "I'm for anything," Virginia 
said, "which will remove this silly 
summer rushing." 

Another sorority viewpoint was 
presented by Florence Throckmor- 
ton, of Kappa Delta, who said, "We 
don't have half a chance to even 
meet, much less get references on 
out-of-town girls, and many of the 
local girls before rush week is 
over. By that time they've been 
swept into organizations before they 
have an opportunity to look 

Howell Heflin, active member of 
Lambda Chi and Interfraternity 
Council member, proposed that 
pledging be deferred a month, "giv- 
ing everybody concerned a chance 
to catch their breath." 

Latrell Jones, of S.A.E., along 
with Don Brabston of A.T.O., came 
out flatly, "I like it," he said. "Some- 
thing has to be done. Of course 
I'm subject to the will of my organ- 
ization in any decision that's made." 

John Huddleston, president of the 
Interfraternity Council and a mem- 
ber of Delta Sigma Phi, predicted 
Wednesday night that "some defi- 
nite change will be made in rush 
rules. The Frat Council is await- 
ing its committee's report to work 
out the problem." 

Pan-Hellenic has made no move 
on the matter. 

Tra La 

THE COSTUMES for "Trial By Jury" arrived Wednesday afternoon so 
three of the leads couldn't resist the temptation to try them on. The 
three, Barbara Callaway. Tom Dill and James Hatcher are 
above as they tried out some of their lines.— Photo by Crenshaw. 

Red, White 6c Few 


Co-Eds Spread Wings 


Don't be surprised if you see a batiste or even one of those lacy 
blouses peeking out from behind the lapels of a here-to-fore official 
looking armv uniform, or one of those towering feathers adorning caps, 
or even pleated short pants, for femininity has entered into the never 
before invalid realms of Uncle Sam's— (would this sound all right, Cash—) 
air corps. (?) 

Feeling the urge to put 'oomph' 
In the air, Evelyn Byrd Booyse and 
Elaire Cooper signed away their 
lives cheerfully. Braving the depths 
of this regiment (?) of R. O. T. C. 
(Rough on Tender Co-eds), they 
proved their theory of the debatable 
subject of the 'weaker sex'. But can 
you blame them for their decision — 
what with the prospect of working, 
fighting, giving their all to Uncle 
Sam— right alongside with those oth- 
er braves — of the opposite sex??? 
A pretty good per centage for those- 

E. Byrd Booyse — listened in the 
telephone directory, boys!— is a 
graduate; Elaire Cooper, not quite. 

So keep on the look out for the 
patent-applied for column. You may 
see the complete details for a gas 
mask or parachute pack fitted with 
a portable make-up kit— with col- 


To Open Next 


Today is the last day to get your 
tickets for "Trial By Jury," the stu- 
dent production which comes off 
next week. If you have not already 
secured your ticket, you may get 
it in the Student Activities Building 
today. After today they will be .50c. 

The curtain will go up Wednes- 
day night at 8:30 after weeks of 
preparation and rehearsing. The 
stage crew and cast will rehearse 
tomorrow. Sunday, and every night 
next week before the first per- 
formance. The production will then 
run for three nights consecutively. 

Dr. Abernethy and his able as- 
sistant. Tommy Ryan, are working 
day and night to prepare the stage 
and sets. Dr. Ab is teaching the 
actors their stage business while 
Tommy is doing an A-l job of 
building the sets. 

Miss Gene McCoy, assistant phy- 
sical education director, has been 
working with the corps de ballet 
and teaching them the dance steps. 
Laney Cowan and Charlie Ware are 
her star pupils. 

Mr. McPeek, orchestra director, 
has imported two professional 
violinists to assist in the music. 
The orchestra has done very good 
work on the scores, according to 
the music department. 

With four important departments 
of the school working hard on 
' Trial By Jury, the students can 
be sure of a very fine performance. 

Tap Young 

Skull and Bones, honorary Pre 
medical fraternity, met Wednesday 
night, and announces today the 
tapping of the following Pre-med 
students: John Baker, Howard Ban- 
ton, Lawrence Black, Gray Buck. 
Norton Cowart, Bernell Dorrough. 
Dee Moody, Bill Pardue, Saxon 
Poarch, John B. Rice, Jr., George 
Simpson, Claude Snoddy, James 
Walker, and William Marvin Wood- 
all, Jr. 

Skull and Bones meets twice a 
month to hear frOm outstanding 

Aptitude Test 

The Association of American Med- 
ical Colleges Aptitude Test will be 
given to Southern students cn No- 
vember 8. Students wishing to take 
these tests should make application 
to Dr. Whiting in Ramsay 25. This 
will be the only time this test will 
be this year. 

A fee of one dollar will be re- 
quired of each student taking the 

Birmingham physicians, or to wit- 
ness operations from the ampi- 
theater of the Hillman Hospital. 

Initiation will take place in Ram- 
say Hall, at 10:00 p.m., on the night 
of Tuesday, October 29. 

Officers are Bill Moore, presi- 
dent; Willis Hood, vice-president; 
and Dyer Carlisle, secretary-treas 


The eight are: 

The basic requirements for mem- 
bership in ODK are leadership in 
extra-curricula activities and excel- 
lence in academic fields. 

The eligible list of men to be 
considered for tapping is compiled 
through a point system. General 
campus major elective officers are 
considered a "major" credit, while 
a "minor" credit is given for office 
in organizations. 

The final selection is made by 
members of ODK on a basis of 
character and service to the school. 

The four requirements for mem- 
bership — scholarship, leadership, 
service, and character — are symbol- 
ized in the student life of the new 

Morrison is president of the cam- 
pus Y.M.C.A.; Morton, president of 
Kappa Alpha Fraternity; Parson, 
editor of La Revue; West, manager 
of the Freshman Debate Team; 
Cash, editor of the Hilltop News; 
Baxter, president of the College 
Choir; Bishop, president of the 
Junior Class; and Malone is presi- 
dent of Lambda Chi Alpha fra- 


New Council 
Chooses New 

There is an end to all things — 
even campus elections. 

And so last Friday at 12:30, the 
newly elected executive councilmen 
held a voting party all their own. 

The winners: Howell Heflin, vice- 
president; Charles West, secretary; 
Robbye Tate, treasurer. John How- 
ard, student body president, will 

Barbara Callaway is the new 
chairman of the women's division, 
and Gray Buck is the men's choice. 

The meetings of the Executive 
Council are scheduled for every 
other Monday night at 6:00, and the 
members wish it to be known that 
the public is invited. 


Our former gridiron enemy, How- 
ard College, will take on the South- 
western football team Saturday. 
October 26, in Legion Field. See 

>i &W*er Gingold for tick**s. 


. j 

The Hilltop News 

Frank Cash, Editor — Tom Dill, Business Manager 

Published weekly during the school year and entered as second class matter at the Birmingham, Alabama, 
postoffice, under Act of Congress, March 6, 1876. Subscription rate: $2.00 a year. 

Tribute To A Friend 

The Hilltop News would like to suggest 
that a permanent tribute be paid to a de- 
voted friend and earnest supporter of Bir- 
mingham-Southern College. 

When spring comes, and the new gym 
is complete we would like to see high on 
the front: 


As Each Day Passes 
We Get Nearer War 

With every day that passes our country 
heads more and more toward direct partici- 
pation in the European blood bath. 

The final act that was needed to put the 
United States in the British camp for good 
was the signing, by Japan, of the pact of 
friendship and mutual assistance with the 
Axis powers. We have never been very 
friendly toward the Japanese and since the 
invasion of China this feeling has grown 
to be one of definite hostility. Up until 
the signing of the pact, the Axis had kept 
away from the question of their attitude 
toward the U. S., but with this agreement 
they come out in the open as opposing the 
United States and its involvement in either 
the European or the Asiatic conflict. This 
is just what the State Department needed 
in its "educational program," a program to 
educate "laggard public opinion" to the ac- 
ceptance of the necessity of our getting 
mixed up in the war. This sort of thing 
will make a people who don't like to be 
told what to do fighting mad. 

This pact may be used by an ambitious 
president and a satellite Department of 
State as a means of making war popular 
with the people. Although, Lord knows 
the country is becoming more and more 
war conscious with every passing day. 

The evidence of just how much we are 
allied with Britain is slowly coming to 

We have definitely taken over the Brit- 
ish interests in the East and it is rumored 
that Mr. Roosevelt is planning another deal 
with the British whereby we would swap 
some of the new Flying Fortresses (of 
which we have very few) for some bases 
in the East, the same East from which we 
have been retiring for the past ten years, 
in order that we might better serve the 
will of our rulers in London. We will 
probably wake up some morning to read in 
the papers that Mr. Roosevelt has concluded 
a deal with the British whereby they will 
have the use of our army and navy for the 
duration of the conflict 

The Argentine is being used as a shield 
behind which the U. S. is making loans 
to Britain. The British buy needed ma- 
terial from Argentina and pay for them 
with notes which are sent to the States 
where they can readily be exchanged for 

Another indication of the growing work- 
ing agreement with Britain is the fact that 
the great uproar against British censorship 
of U. S. mail to Europe has been forgotten 
and our English cousins are calmly going 
about the task of scratching out all the 
information which they don't think should 
go from our country to a continent which 
they are seeking to control. Even the Pan 
American Airways, whose leaders said 
they would cut out the Bermuda stop if 
the censorship continued, has admitted de- 
feat and their boats are once more stopping 

These are only some of the indications of 
the things that are going on without the 
knowledge of the majority of the people 
which already have us in a position from 
which there is no retreating. 

Congratulations To 
New ODK Members 

Eight men were recognized today for out- 
standing service to Birmingham-Southern, 
and its Student Body through both aca- 
demic work and extra curricula activties. 

No doubt, some of the eight worked on 
the campus with the sole end of achiev- 
ing membership in O.D.K. We are glad 
that we do not know their names. 

For the ideal member of O.D.K. is the 
man who works unselfishly for the very 
fun of working and for the advancement 
of student life both on and off the cam- 

We feel that a majority of today's 
tappees belong in the latter class. 

Much has been said and will be said 
concerning the merits of honorary or- 
ganizations like O.D.K. As an end in it- 
self, such an organization would have 
little value. As a practical combination 
of the campus leaders, it can be a strong 
group and can devote itself to betterment 
of every walk of campus life in an ef- 
fective manner. 

So, congratulations, you new members 
of O.D.K. You have been selected for 
qualities of leadership which have lifted 
you above your fellows m the rank and 
file of the student body. 

Fulfill your obligation by a continually 
broadening interest and active participa- 
tion in the affairs of the college which 
has recognized you as its leaders!— B. L. 

The People Who 
Went to the "Y" Party 

Last Friday night the campus Y.M.C.A. 
gave a party in the Student Activties 
Building for all the members of the stu- 
dent body and any of the faculty who 
chose to come. 

It wasn't a spectacular party, but it was 
a lot of fun for those eighty to a hundred 
people who showed up. 

As we looked around the room we 
thought of the people who vere there and 
what each of them meant to the Hilltop 
and almost without exception we found 
that those who were Virginia Reeling or 
singing around the piano were the people 
who are doing something worthwhile on 
the campus. There were very few of 
those members of Birmingham's younger 
social set who at times choose to honor us 
with a year or two of their company in 
the classrooms. There weren't any of 
those students who come out to classes 
and leave while the final bell of their 
last class is still ringing. 

The people at that party were the stu- 
dents who sit under the trees or in the 
Book Store and hold bull sessions after 
their class work is done. They were the 
people who are active in the College Thea- 
ter, in working on the yearbook and the 
school newspaper. They were the people 
who are an asset to the school. And the 
members of the faculty who showed up 
were those who have shown over and 
over again in the past that they were the 
friends of the students as well as their 

With a nucleus of people of this sort 
to build on no school could ever fail. 

Huddleston Says No 

Dear Mr. Editor: 

Last week a very interesting editorial 
was published and signed B. L. which I 
shall take to mean Bob Lively. It harped 
on the trite old subject of the inherent 
evils of the present fraternity and sorority 
rush systems. As a fraternity man Bob 
has the utmost right to voice his opinions 
on this subject. But he does not have the 
right to expose the tragedy to the whole 
student body. It is simply none of their 
business. Besides Lively has delegated 
two members of his own fraternity to the 
Inter-Fraternity Council, which organiza- 
tion handles these problems. Let him un- 
fold his beliefs to them and let them 
recommend these changes to that august 

Last week there was a committee ap- 
pointed to investigate other systems. This 
group will bring in a report and whatever 
the Council decides no editorial can 
change. We all realize that the methods 
are not perfect, but what is? 

He sings the praises and glories of "de- 
ferred pledging", but it too is evil. It too 
has been discarded as all wrong. Why at 
North Carolina State pledging dropped 
under the new system 35 % the first year 
it was in effect. Such things need a lot 
of thought and conclusions cannot be 
jumped at. 

Sincerely yours, 

John Huddleston. 

P. S. I hereby invite Bob to the next 
meeting to air his views. 

Lively Says Yes 

Dear Mr. Editor: 

In another column of this page, my 
treatment of the rushing problem on the 
Hilltop is criticized by John Huddleston, 
president of the Inter-Fraternity Council. 

Huddleston states that I "have no right 
to expose the tragedy (of the system) to 
the whole student body. It is simply none 
of their business." 

I criticize heartily Huddleston's state- 
ment. Any problem which concerns the 
entire student body of Birmingham-South- 
ern— and the rush system does— is a prob- 
lem which should be presented to the 
student body. For every man on the 
campus, Greek or non-Greek, is vitally 
concerned with and affected by the fra- 
ternity system. 

Huddleston is right; if the Inter-Frat 

. . for the cause of Democracy." 

council can settle the troubles of its mem- 
Ders, by all means let such a settlement be 
reached. But the whole campus has a 
right to know what the Council is doing 
on their problem. 

He states that the number of students 
who pledged fraternitfes at North Carolina 
State dropped 35 per cent during the first 
year deferred pledging was in effect. If 
this large a group decided after a semester 
on the campus that they had no desire to 
belong to a Greek organization, then they 
should have the right to make this de- 
cision before they joined instead of after 
pledging loyalty to the system. 

Again I think Huddleston is right when 
he says "such things need a lot of thought 
and conclusions cannot be jumped at." 
By all means this should be true, but the 
thought of every student should be con- 
sidered in the formulation of a policy for 
so important a system as that of the fra- 
ternity and sorority. 

Sincerely yours, 

Bob Lively. 

P. S. I hereby accept John's invitation to 
attend the next Inter-Frat Council meeting 
and air my views. 

Our Flag A Rag? 

ucai Wi tuliOr: 

The most sacred symbol of American 
liberty, the American Flag, no longer has 
any meaning on the Hilltop or rather that's 
the way it seems. 

Our flag evidently means nothing to the 
students or those who love democracy. 

The flag is supposed to be raised at 
dawn and lowered at sundown and is not 
supposed to weather, rain, sleet, snow, and 
other forms of harmful effects. 

Our flag is sometimes raised at 10 o'clock, 
sometimes at eleven and many times not 
until noon. When the sun has set the 
flag is still flying and during the most 
torrential downpours of rain the flag, re- 
mains on the pole, a drenched rag. 

Southerners wake up! At times when 
democracy and liberty mean so much 
why should the Hilltop neglect its duty, 
the duty of respect to our flag. 

Let's have action!! 


Lester Gingold. 

The Hilltop News 

Page Three 

News Sport Page 

Lester Gingold, Editor 

In Charge 

Managers For Sports 
Selected By Boards 
At Joint Meeting 

The set up of the new intramural program is now complete. 

The jobs handled by Mr. Battle and Coach Englebert have now been 
placed in the hands of volunteer student managers. Applications were 
filed with the intramural office and the managers were selected from 
the applications by joint board meeting. 
Bill Hudson of the S.A.E.'s has 


Men's Open Single Horseshoe 
Tournament will begin on Monday, 
October 28, 1940. Deadline for en- 
tries is Monday, October 21, 1940. 

Register in the Intramural office. 

Every male student on the cam- 
pus is eligible and the faculty may 

B 1 1 d ■ 

already assumed his duties as foot- 
ball manager. The football games 
are now under his supervision and 
will continue to start on time. Laney 
Cowan also took over his duties 
as fall sports manager. The fall 
sport now in the spotlight is bad- 
minton and Laney wishes to urge 
all participants to finish their 
matches as soon as possible. 

The other managers appointed 
will not start to work at once but 
were named so they could be ready 
when time for their sport rolled 
around. E. B. Copeland will be in 
charge of the basketball leagues this 
year and Pig Brabston will handle 
the soft ball schedule. John Graham 
and Harry Leatherwood were 
named to manage volleyball and 
to handle the winter sports respect- 
ively. John Moriarity will super- 
vise the games falling under the 
head of spring sports. 

The managers turning in a satis- 
factory record in handling their du- 
ties will be awarded a letter and 
sweater. Any person desiring to 
serve as manager next year should 
see Coach Battle and serve as an as- 
sistant to one of this years man- 


Der Tag 




Frosh - So 
Big Battle 

The meeting wasn't held at Bren- 
ner pass but its going to make his- 

El Dupo Harper and Fooy-iss Arn- 
old were the main correspondents 
in a meeting that will make history 
in the annals of Birmingham-South- 

The two leaders of Freshmen and 
Sophomore classes decided that this 
battle will soon take the place of 
our former tradition the Southern- 
Howard battle, and so the date for 
th "big day" was set for Novem- 
ber the twenty second. On this day 
Munger Bowl will be the scene of 
the biggest battle in the south since 
Sherman took Atlanta. 

The Freshman will be organized 
by General Harper and soon will 
receive from frosh headquarters yel- 
low arm bands which will dis- 
tinguish them from General Arn- 
old's forces who will support bands 
of a dark hue. 

Headquarters will be set up on 
opposite sides of the Quadrangle 
and the organization will proceed 
from there. The date for all fit 
males to register will be announced 
in the next issue. 

Coach Battle refuses to disclose 
all the facts concerned with the 
"big day" but he does say there 
will not be a dull moment for par- 
ticipants or on lookers. So mark 
up on your "must" list the date 
of November the twenty-second. 

SAE's Are 
Victors In 
First Fray 

Football is once again furnishing 
entertainment for millions of Amer- 

On the campus it is the pastime 
of the intramural participants. The 
football leagues are just getting 
started but the early season games 
have furnished indications for a 
close season. 

The independents have been play- 
ing two weeks and have completed 
one round of their two round tourn- 
ament. The league play has been 
dominated by the Phillips grad- j 
uates who operate under the name 
of the All Stars. Sparked by Bob 
Bragan and George Harper the All 
Stars have suffered no defeats. 
Their closest game was with the 
strong Dorm, team which was only 
beaten by the hidden ball play 
pulled after dark. The final score 
was 26 to 19. 

Bouncing back to victory after 
defeat, the revived dormitory 
eleven erased the Ensley Tigers, 

19 to 0 Stuart Carlton pulled the 
game cut of a 0-0 tie by a wild 
dash around the Tiger flank to 
pay dirt. 

The Fraternity league which got 
under way Monday saw six Frat 
teams in action. 

The initial battle played on Mon- 
day featured the A.HO.'s and 
S.A.E.'s. "Stickey" Culley led the 
"brothers" to a 6-0 win. Neither 
team was impressive in offensive 
or defensive play. However both 
aggregations have some good ma- 
terial and should improve as the 
season continues. 

Last year's champions looked 
weak in their first effort to repeat 
last year's record. A stubborn 
Delta Sig outfit held the K.A.'s to 
25 points but they failed to score 
in their offensive moves. 

The game of Wednesday featured 
the Lambda Chi's led by George 
Brown and Sammy Pruit against 
the Pi K.A.'s. Peck Sands and For- 
rest Little were in on every play 
for the Pikers but they could not 
hold the victors and went down, 

20 to 0. 

This year's games will be better 
organized under the new sports 
program and should furnish some 
interesting sights for any spectators. 
Admission is free. 

I ■ til I 

Old And New 

Today is the last day for singles 
badminton players to complete 
their matches. 

Laney Cowan, fall sports man 
ager, announces that in order to 
complete the scheduled tourna- 
ments the badminton tourney must 
be finished this week. Any matches 
that have not passed the quarter- 
finals will be forfeited and the 
men in the semi-finals will continue 
the tournament. 

Frank Domnick, Bill Hotalen, and 
Wiley Livingston are the only men 
advanced to the semi-finals. Matched 
in the quarter-finals are Conway, 
Rainwater, Voight, Anderson, Har 
per, Neal, Hotalen, Bowen, Herren, 
P. Reynolds, J. A. Reynolds, Howell, 
Hamilton, and Cleveland. If these 
men do not play their matches by 
Friday they will be dropped from 
the tournament. 

A good bit of interest has been 
shown in the game of badminton 
and the supply of shuttle cocks is 
rapidly diminishing. The outdoor 
game of badminton requires a very 
still day and the proficiency of the 
players is hampered by the breezes 
that continually blow on the Hill- 

Next week the Open Men's 
Doubles tourney will start though 
only eight teams are entered. This 
tournament will be completed in 
one week. The teams as they are 
matched for play are listed below. 

Livingston and Hudson vs. Dom- 
nick and Reynolds. 

Watts and McHugh vs. Anderson 
and Brabston. 

Rainwater and Howell vs. Kim 
brough and Leatherwood. 

Bowen and Reynolds vs. Moore 
and D. Cleveland. 

Femmes Figure In 
Intramural Program 


Girls of the campus have taken Coach Battle's invitation to come out 
and play seriously and have found out that, besides being fun, intram- 
urals can fast transform duds into Dianas. A welcome sight in Munger 
Bowl are the co-eds, whose white shirts and trim shorts are setting the 
style on the Hilltop. 

Pi Phis and K.D.'s are carrying 
off honors in the Intersorority Ten- 
nis Tournament, practically assur- 
ing themselves a place in the finals 
with the Pi Phis given a slight edge. 

Pi Phis won two out of three 
matches from the Gamma Phis. Vir- 
ginia Jackson and Katherine Mor- 
iarity defeated Zoe Martin and Jua- 
nita Hurst 56-4, 6-1: Virginia Van 
der Veer and Ethel Morland beat 
Katherine Martin and Robbye Tate 
6-2, 6-3; and Virginia Evins and 
Courtney Twining lost to Barbara 
Calloway and Helen Hurst 4-6, 7-5, 

K.D.'s likewise won two out of 
three matches from the Zetas. Ad- 
die Lee Dunn and Jane Huddleston 
lost to Martha Ann Paty and Mar- 
tha Gary Smith 7-5, 2-6, 7-5. Wita 
Tones and Harriet Phillips defeated 
Margaret Bellows and Anna Louise 
Beatty 7-5. 5-7, 6 3: and Florence 
Throckmorton and Rosemary Mar- 
shall defeated Margaret Bellows and 
Faye Speaker. 

A. O. Pis are scheduled to play 
the Alpha Chis, while the Theta U's 
had a bye in the first round. 

In the next round the K.D.'s play 
the Theta U.'s, while the Pi 

Phis play the winner of the A.O. Pi- 
Alpha Chi match. 

The horseshoe pits have been the 
scene of lively games, and Manager 
Jane Davis announces that the fol- 
lowing girls have lost only one 
game; Vaneta Jay, Alene Belcher, 
June Rich. Ethelyn Burns, Virginia 
Reynolds, Jean Arnold, Jane Boyd, 
Sally Sue Howe, Ellen Spencer, 
Wyllene Murphree, Louise McLane, 
Evelyn Curtis, and Bess Malone. 
The following stand-outs have lost 
only one game; Catherine Grubbs, 

Wanda DeRamus, and Julia Bouch- 

A crack team of out of town girls 
seems destined to win the Inde- 
pendents' Volleyball Tc urnament. 
Addie Lee Dunn is manager of the 
tournament and the following are 
team managers; Phillips, Annie Lil- 
lie; Ramsey, Nell Scogin; Ensley, 
Wanda DeRamus; and Out of Town, 
Catherine Grubbs. 

New girls* dormitories are be- 
ing opened this month by the Uni- 
versity of Missouri at Columbia. 



Delta" Sig vs. Lambda 


Mon., Oct. 21 

Beta Kappa vs. K.A.- 

Oct., 22 

S.A.E. vs. Pi K.A. — Wed., 

Oct 23. 

A.T.O. vs. Delta Sig- 

Oct. 24 

B.K. vs. Pi KA— Fri., O 

ct. 25 


K.A. vs. L.X.A.— Wed., 

Oct. 23 

S.A.E. vs. A.T.O.— Fri., Oct. 25 



Team Won Lost Pts. 

K.A. - 6 0 75 

S.A.E. 5 3 50 

A. T.O — 2 3 42 

B. K. 2 3 42 

J.S. 2 4 42 

Pi K A 0 6 0 

All Stars vs. Tigers Monday, 
Oct. 21. 

Dormitory vs. Tigers Tuesday, 
Oct. 22. 

All Stars vs. Dormitory Wednes 

day, Oct. 23. 
Tigers vs. Blues Thursday, Oct. 

Ritz Theater 

Now showing at the Ritz Theater 
is "The Man I Married," starring 
Joan Bennett, Francis Lederer, and 
Lloyd Nolan. 

In this drama, vitally alive with 
powerful, unusual characters, play- 
ed by brilliant actors, the screen 
heightens every heart-pounding ex- 
perience of a beautiful girl who 
learned too late— all about her hus- 

Here is a gripping entertainment, 
with tremendous appeal to both 
men and women. The supporting 
cast includes Anna Sten, Otto Kru- 
ger, Maria Ouspenskaya, and Johnny 

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You'd be surprised to learn how inexpensively you can 
acquire a complete wardrobe of those necessary campus 

Sweaters and Skirts 

in the sports shop on our 4th floor. The newest collegiate 
fashions of corduroy are here too and all at prices well 
within the scope of your allowance . . . 



Page Four 

Boots And Spu rs 

Hilltop Riders May Show 

"Come on, Mac— let's get goin'!" 
"Whoa, there, Sadie, ole girl!" 

From down Simpson way come exasperated mutterings that this is 
"the way of all (horse) flesh" as the thirty-four members of the differ- 
ent riding classes trot their merry way around the ring, accompanied 
by orders from Instructors Mary Carter and Lucy Nelson. 
This year for the first time twelve 

The Hilltop News 

boys have donned boots, too, and 
now are learning how along with 
the more pulchritudinous eques- 
triennes. Five of the boys, however, 
are quite exclusive and in a class 
"for men only" worry the hoofs 
off of Nina, Candy, Mac, Sadie, and 
Plowboy (the former Playboy). 

Miss Carter reports that the boys 
are much more enthusiastic than 
the girls; but that all are looking 
forward to the possibility of a 
spring horse show in connection with 
intramurals, with perhaps a trophy 
for the best rider. 

Miss Carter is quite capable of 
giving students the instruction they 
need for this. She has taught riding 
in various summer camps for three 
years, privately for two years, and 
this is her second year at 'Southern. 
She has won ribbons in jumping 
and horsemanship, and in 1939 won 
a cup for jumping in the Moun- 
tain Brook Horse Show. 

The hour of riding once a week 
is considered a regular class. Fresh- 
men receive credit for physical edu- 
cation and other students are given 
honor points; all get grades based 
on improvement, attitude, and abil- 
ity. As soon as students learn to 
post (for you who don't know, that's 
avoiding the bounces of a trot— a 
most desirable accomplishment) 
they are taken on trials. But even 
advanced students must spend fif- 
teen minutes at the beginning of 
each period in the ring. 

Altogether riding is a profitable 
class— and loads of fun. So take 
your boots and saddles and ride 'em, 
Hill toppers! 


Chem Frat 
Wins New 

Theta Chi Delta, the honorary 
chemistry fraternity on the campus 
of Birmingham-Southern, has won 
for the second consecutive time the 
Efficiency Trophy given by the 
national chemistry association. This 
trophy signifies that the chemistry 
department here has the best all- 
around program in the nation. 

The association which awards 
this trophy was formed in 1925. Bir- 
mingham-Southern was a charter 

This chapter is the First Chapter 
of Affiliates Under the American 
Chemistry Society in the south- 
eastern states. It was given its 
charter in June, 1939. 

The fraternity hopes to win this 
honor every year and to give it a 
permanent place in the Science De- 

Grant Wood, celebrated artist, has 
been granted a year's leave from 
the art department of the Univer- 
sity of Iowa to devote full time to 


Ex-Panthers Work Now 

From shelter pads to score pads. This is in brief the history of last 
years Panther squad. 

The boys once marked by scratches and limps, now go unidentified 
except for the large gold letters on their sweaters. They have been a 
great help to Coach Battle in organizing the intramural program and 
the boys playing in the touch leagues are getting some good advice on 
blocking, passing and kicking from the men who learned through varsity 
experience, and under the guidance of Coach Gillam. 

Since leaving off football the var- 
sity men have had time to do other 
things and some surprising talent 
has been discovered. Charlie Ware 
now holds down a tenor post in Mr. 
Andersons Choir. Wouldn't the 
Howard team laugh if they could 
see Charlie looking like a cherub in 
his robe. 

Peck Sands used to keep his bum 
ankle all taped up when toting the 
ball for the dear ole alma mater, 
now he keep? it up on the desk. 
Peck, Holiday, and Tyburski take 
time about in handing out the boys 
gym clothes. Holiday expresses a 
keen desire for the completion of 
the gym so he can have a secretary 
in the office. I'll betcha I know who 
he'll pick. 

Skinny Mclnnish looks like the 
proverbial bird in the gilded cage 
when he takes up his duties behind 
the screen in the old reformed book- 
store. Skinny and Sheffield are a 
great pair of referees. Their only 
fault was the little game of catch 
between each play, forgetting where 
the original resting place of the ball 

Walter Wolff is one football player 
who has torn himself away from 
athletics and is now assisting Dr. 
Poor in the geology lab. 

Latrell Jones and Strain are two 

leftovers from the football era. Both 
are S.A.E.'s and should help the 
frat in the touch games. In his 
spare time Latrell listens to the rec- 
ord "Seven Beers With the Wrong 

The boys say they miss the old 
game of football, but at least they 
don't have to go to bed at ten 
o'clock to hold their new jobs. 

Lyric Theater 

"Spring Parade" is being held 
over at the Lyric Friday through 
Sunday. This latert Deanna Durbin 
epic features also Robert Cum- 
mings, her romantic interest, Mischa 
Auer, Butch and Budday, and 
Walter Catlett. 

"Maryland" will be shown Mon- 
day and Tuesday. Brenda Joyce, 
John Payne, and Walter Brennan, 
"Kentucky's" Academy Award-win- 
ning star, are among those featured 
in this Technicolor production. 

Wednesday and Thursday Bob 
Hope and Paulette Goddard in "The 
Ghost Breakers" will be presented. 
The supporting cast includes Rich- 
ard Carlton, Paul Lukas, and An 
thony Quinn. 


Oh To Join 
In Glorious 
Campus 600 


At eight o'clock there weren't 
quite fifty. 

At eight-fifteen there were about 
one hundred. 

At eight-thirty there were over 
one hundred and fifty. 

Of course, it was raining that day, 
but the same thing had happened 
the day before. We finally decided 
that everybody who comes to South- 
ern and doesn't live on the campus 
rides to school. (Except us— we 

After all, there were one hundred 
and fifty-three cars parked around 
the campus, and there averaged 
four people coming to school in 
eacn one. That's over six hundred 
people riding to school each morn- 
ing. (The injustice of it all — six hun- 
dred ride, and we must walk! All 
of two blocks, too.) 

It all started when someone asked 
casually how many cars parked 
around the campus each day. Some- 
one said there must be at least one 
hundred and fifty. We thought that 
estimate was much too high, and 
decided to prove it. Were we em- 
barrassed! The count showed that 
one hundred fifty-three cars were 
in evidence on Tuesday morning at 
nine o'clock. 

Those hundred fifty-three cars 
represented eleven makes. The us- 
ual argument about the most pop- 
ular was brought up, of course, and 
another count had to be made. All 
to no avail, for there were exactly 
the same number of Fords and 
Chevrolets — forty-five each. 

Maybe we "walking-students" can 
keep happy this winter through all 
the rain and snow by reminding 
oursolves that walking is wonderful 
for the health. But somehow, we'd 
rather be one of the "six-hundred." 

Professor Don J. Kays of Ohio 
State University has worn the same 
pair of bowling shoes for 27 years. 

Rutgers (N. J.) University men 
defeated a New Jersey College for 
Women team in a cooking contest. 

The Walt Disney animated car- 
toon technique is a new twist in 
engineering courses at New York 
University to illustrate principles 


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Oct. 20th 
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Do You Or Don't You 
Like Dirt? Why? 


There's been so much talk pro and con about the Dirt by the Duchess 
column, that the editor deemed it advisable to take a representative poll 
to see exactly where the duchess stands. 

Tip Rice says, "It's a good column. She should leave out the stink- 
weeds, though. Make it a dirt column without condemning anyone; 
tell amusing incidents without being libelous." 
Anna Katherine Kidd, "It's all 

right, I guess." 

Almeta Anderson is all for it— "A 
little dirt now and then is the spice 
of life for all good men." 

John Whiting, "The duchess 
smells— she doesn't know May Day 
from June in January. 

Caroll Truss, "Ditto." 

Betty Lou Loehr, non-committal. 

Myra Williams, "I think it's real 
cute; it's different." 

Bill Hudson, "I think it's pretty 
good, except for that crack about 
the Beta Kappa's and the Delta 
Sigs. That was unnecessary. 

Robert Green, "It's putrid." 

Jennie Mae Webb, "I think it's 
very nice." 

Caroline Barker, "I like it." 

Tommy Ryan, "It's o.k." 

Mabrey Payne, "It's much better 
than it was last year. More spice 
in it— not always patting people on 
the back." 

Ethel Morland. "A truly fine 
piece of literature." 

Lucy Ford, "I think it's very 
quaint— it always keeps me guess- 

James Hatcher, "She's a screw- 
ball, but I'd love to meet her." 

Marcell Baum, "I think she writes 
an interesting column." 

Doss Cleveland, "Yes, I like the 

John Combs, "She's a swell dame 
—she'll go far." 

Mildred Moore, "I love her." 

Wita Jones, "She's all right, but 
she's too juicy." 

Bete Aubrey, "She's not juicy 

John Graham, "I think it smells, 

John Huddleston, "She ain't whal 
she usta wuz." 

Bobby Bowen, "Like she was not 
as she is." 

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The Hilltop News 

Page Five 



by burb 



Campus Society To 
Have Busy Week 

Follow the band to the first all-campus dance of the season tonight 
from nine-thirty to twelve-thirty at the Pickwick Club. Members of 
the Interfraternity Council will be hosts (at 75c a ticket or stag) and 
Milton Christian's band will furnish the music for you to swing out. 
The K.D.'s and dates are coming after their steak fry and the publications 
dinner will be over early. See you there! 
Interfraternity council members > 

and their dates include: John Hud- 
dleston, Beaty Aubry, John Gra- 
ham, Ann Mutch, Delta Sigma Phi; 
Latrelle Jones, Peggy Wright, Rob- 
ert Strain, Carolyn Barker, Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon; Donald Brabston, 
Mary Frances May, Kenneth Liles, 
Unannounced, Alpha Tau Omega; 
Joe Gordon, Mildred Jones, Bob 
Mingea, Josephine Milton, Pi Kappa 
Alpha; Jack McGill, Frances Atkin- 
son, Bob Morton, Pauline Brown, 
Kappa Alpha; John Malone, Jean 
Smith, Howell Heflin, Hazel Cham- 
pion, Lambda Chi Alpha; Hal Wing- 
field, Wayne Bynum, Bill Pardue, 
Unannounced, Beta Kappa. 
Apple Polish 

Calling all sororities!— and frater- 
nities too, for that matter. The 
Lamda Chi Alpha fraternity is start- 
ing a practice on this campus long 
advocated by fraternities at the 
large universities. They are be- 
ginning a series of entertainments 
in honor of sororities, the first of 
which was a dance last night at 
the chapter house in honor of the 
Alpha Chi Omegas. Each sorority 
will be entertained in alphabetical 

The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity 
have recently initiated Ed Phelps, 
Frank Stone, Herbert Milton and 
Cecil Giddens. Their National pres- 
ident, Roy D. Hickman, was a guest 
of the fraternity Sunday, and the 
entire fraternity attended the Sun- 
day tea in Stockham after their 
afternoon meeting. Bob Mingea is 
president of Pi K. A., which will be 
hosts to the campus at this year's 
first fraternity formal early in No- 
vember. Faculty members are Dr. 
J. Allen Tower and Dr. David Key. 

Gamma Phi Betas said goodbye 
Wednesday to Mrs. E. L. Shellen- 
berg, province director, who visited 
the active chapter and alumnae for 
a week. She was the guest of 
Katherine and Zoe Martin and was 
honored at a series of luncheons 
and suppers during her stay. Pledge 
services were held Monday for Mar- 
bury Payne, new Gamma Phi 
pledge, after which a formal ban- 
quet was held at Highland Terrace 
Gardens. On Tuesday Mrs. Shellen- 
berg was feted at bridge at the 
home of Mary Huddleston and 
Tuesday night the alumnae enter- 
tained the visitor and active chap- 
ter at dinner. Barbara Callaway 
is president of the active chapter. 

Be sure to get your free ticket 
to "Trial By Jury" in the studac 
lounge today — it's the last day. 
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 
nights at 8:15 the curtain will go 
up on Charlie Turner as he faces 
a breach of-promise suit. There are 
bridesmaids, the bride who was 
left, and all the fun that goes with 
a Gilbert and Sullivan production. 


The Co-Ed club, new social or- 
ganization on the campus, has 
plunged into Hilltop social life in 
a big way. Sunday night a steak 
fry was held on Shades Mountain 
and tomorrow night a progressive 
dinner will be held at the homes 
of members. 

Members and their dates for the 
steak fry included Janette Munket- 
trick, Clarence Rainwater; Eleanor 
Gray, George Howell; Mary Harris, 
Robert Murray; Beth Powell, 
Mitchell Prude; Mary Kate Nun- 
gester, Wyatt Jones; Mary Dorough, 
Shelby Walthall; Marbury Payne 
• no longer a member since she 
went Gamma Phi), John Whiting; 
Myra Ware Williams, Bill Moore; 
Georgia Phillips, Paul Hamilton; 
Lucy Ford, John Thompson, Lowell 
Paper Chase 

Sailing around the campus last 
Friday were the S.A.E.'s and their 
dates on a paper chase, and the 
Lambda Chis program dance at 
the house. The "Y" Gay Nineties 
party was a huge success. John A. 
Reynolds reports that he had con- 
vulsions at "I'm Only a Bird In a 
Gilded Cage" and Mr. Kincaid fell 
out of his chair he laughed so hard. 

Alpha Chi Omega celebrated 
Founders 'Day Tuesday with a 
formal banquet at the Molton Hotel. 
Alpha Chi was founded in 1885 at 
De Pauw University, and sponsors 
several loans funds for educational 
purposes in addtion to the Alpha 
Chi McDowell Colony in North 
Carolina. All members wore rib- 
bons of red and green, sorority 
colors, under their pins last Tues- 

I. D. B. is a new social organ- 
ization on the campus with a pur- 
pose, and the membership is very 
selected. A group of music lovers 
have banded together to "keep life 
and the members from getting 
dull," according to James Hatcher, 
chief note. This is an organization 
within the college choir and its 
membership includes Hatcher, Jane 
Davis, Betty Davidson, Virginia 
Spranger, Billy Baxter, John Scott, 
and Rosa Stewart. Bill Hotalen was 
a guest of the club Sunday on a 
trip to Talladega for dinner at the 
Purefoy Hotel. 
Pan-Hell Tea 

Theta U.'s had supper in their 
room Monday night, and the Zeta 
pledges, Alma Nance, president, en- 
tertained pledges of all other sorori- 
ties at tea Wednesday. The staff of 
The Hilltop News is grateful to the 
Pi Phi's for the lemon pie donated 
Wednesday afternoon to the hard 
working staff. 

Sunday tea will be in charge of 
Pan Hellenic. Florence Throck- 
morton, president; Barbara Calla- 
way, vice-president; Dorothy Irv- 
ing, secretary, and Mary Pennrud- 
docke, treasurer, will be in the re- 
ceiving line. Offices are automatic, 
rotating presidents of the sororities 
being in the various positions. 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon announces 
two new pledges, Clifton Shelby 
and Hanlin Scott— total is now 

Pi Beta Phi also added a pledge 
Wednesday, when Frances Gentry 
decided to join the ranks of the 
intelligent girls. She was honored 
with a supper in the room that 

Kappa Alpha announces the ad- 
dition of Bill Travis to its pledge 


SITTING on the Library steps 
planning a big night at the Inter 
frat dance tonight are Beaty Au- 
brey and John Huddleston who 
will lead the big affair come sun- 
down. John, who is president of 
the organization, will wear a 
lovely tweed suit with contrasting 
shirt, sox, and tie of a lurid 
heliotrope. — Photo by Culley. 

Music Croup 
New Officers 

Joanna Thorpe, retiring president 
of Mu Alpha, presided at the elec- 
tion of new officers on Thursday 
evening, October 2, in the music 
studio. James Davis was chosen 
to serve as president; Rosa Stewart, 
as vice-president; Eleanor Gray, as 
secretary - treasurer; and James 
Hatcher, as social chairman. 

Of interest to every student 
should be the series of Sunday eve- 
ning concerts which this group will 
sponsor. Announcement of the 
first concert will be made later. 

Last evening the active members 
met for dinner in the cafeteria, and 
afterwards in the studio they heard 
a group of other student musicians 
who participated in a try-out for 
admittance to the honorary music 

Bookstore Fine 
For Class Skippers 


"Take your feet out of the booth, how do you expect me to sit 
down?" asked a disgruntled individual. 

"Aw, drag up a chair. I need relaxation after that last class," replied 
the other. 

"You must have just gotten out of Posey's history test." 

" !*. ! •/• **• I did!" replied the other. 
Several class-skipping studes were 
lounging around smoking, diddling. 
The little KD pledges were singing 
"You'll Never Know How Much 
I Love You" with unholy quavering 
voices. But in the back booth 
Johnny Kain was changing "Six 

bacco that smells like 

well it 

dirty looks from the offended fe- 

Ray Averette was wondering for- 
lornly around asphyxiating people 
with a thing he calls a pipe, smok- 
Lessons From Madame Lazonga" to ing some new fangled brand of to- 
Six Lessons From Lady Godiva". 
Personally we like his arrangement 
much better than the original. 

Somebody in booth three cried 
out, "Quit dumping the ashes on the 
table. Use the floor." 

Reply: "I can't find the floor your 
feet are in the way." 

Pig Brabston, was trying hard not 
to find his badminton opponent, 
Walter Anderson doing likewise. 

Several hungry looking boys were 
on the look-out for somebody with 
a quarter to lend. Every time some 
girl came by they would cry out, 
"Hey, babe, you're looking good to- 
day. How about loaning me a quar- 
ter for lunch?" All they got were 

The bell rang, releasing class- 
worn students who soon filed in. 
About sixty of them rushed the 
counter calling, "Gimmie a lime 
dope." "I want a Swiss cheese on 
rye." "What kinda sandwiches have 
yuh got?" "I want a bottle coke," 
etc etc., About that time your re- 
porter got a headache and fought 
his way out amidst candy papers, 
cigarette stubs, papers and the 
fumes from Anderson's pipe. Boy! 
would Emily Post drop her teeth if 
she walked in and saw the breaches 
of etiquette that go on in the 

It. V C. 



Rush over to the BooKstore 
and get an eyeful of this 
comfy cardigan sweater. 
Just the thing for cool 

These sweaters are available 
in all colors with any letter- 
ing on the back. Outfit your 
sorority or Independent 
Women's Team for Intra- 

Please place your orders 
subject to about 2 weeks de- 
livery in the Bookstore or 
with Tom Dill. 


1910 S»ro«r1 Ave. N 



Dolly Dale, Jr. 

Boys, show your school spirit by wearing a fingertip slicker 
with Birmingham-Southern Panthers on the back. These slick- 
ers are made by the same company that used to make old 
'southwesters'. For protection from the rain, and a burst of 
school spirit get a fingertip southwester that 
is featured by the second floor of Pizitz. 

If we have many more days like last Tues- 
day, an old fashioned southwester might be 
just the thing for all of us, and one of the 
nicest things is that Pizitz has them in all sizes, 
for boys and girls. (Sorry boys I really didn't 
mean to mention the girls this week because 
they have dominated this column for quite a 

Tweeds (loud tweeds at that) seem to be the rage this year. 
I looked at slacks and odd pants for men the other day, and 
I have never seen so many different color combinations 
used in tweeds. For odd pants to wear with 
a sport coat, a pair of tweed pleated trousers 
with a light tan plaited belt will be just what 
you need. The second floor of Pizitz has a new 
shipment of tweed trousers. Be sure and see 

Boys that wear tweed well are Ed Black- 
man. Latrelle Jones, Jack McGill, Jimmy 
Watts, Don Winfield and others. 
Have you seen the "knock-abouts" that Pizitz has just gotten 
in? They are corduroy porkie-pies that are good for all weather, 
especially rainy days. These "knock-abouts" come in all col- 
ors and they cost only a dollar. For those days when the 
Hilltop is in the rain, why not wear a southwester and a "knock- 

Shoes play an important role in a Southerners life even if 
Miss Perkins doesn't think we wear them. I saw some of the 
best lc >king shoes I have ever seen the other day on the second 
floor of Pizitz. Thick cork soled shoes (the kind that never 
wear out) are good again this year. I saw a pair of brown 
sport shoes with cork soles that would make people sit up 
and take notice. For the well-groomed appearance where 
shoes are concerned see Pizitz. 

Pipes are another thing that should be connected with 
"southwesters, tweeds, and knock-abouts". To see a boy in 
tweeds without a pipe is almost as strange as Ethelyn Burns 
and Marian Bumgardner without a bridge game. For the best 
selection in pipes see Pizitz's first floor display. 

See you soon, 

Dolly Dale, Jr. 


Page Six 

The Hilltop News 


Co-Ed Club 

Independent Girls Social Organization 

International Relations Club 

Kappa Phi Kappa 

Mens Honorary Educational Fraternity 

The College Choir 
Mu Alpha 

Honorary Musical Fraternity 

Alpha Omicron Pi 

Social Sorority 

Theta Upsilon 

Social Sorority 


Skull and Bones 

Honorary Pre-Meiical 

Y. M. C. A. 
Y. W. C. A. 

Alpha Tau Omega 

Social Fraternity 

Chi Sigma Phi 

Honorary Religious Fraternity 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon 

Social Fraternity 

Tau Tau Tau 

Women's Speech Fraternity 

Kappa Alpha 

Social Fraternity 

Mortar Board 

Honorary Leadership Sorority 

Delta Sigma Phi 

Social Fraternity 


Theta Sigma Lambda 

Honorary Mathematics Fraternity 

Interfraternity Council 
Beta Kappa 

Social Fraternity 

Kappa Delta Epsilon 

Honorary Education Group 

Pi Beta Phi 

Social Sorority 

Le Cercle Francais 

French Club 

Alpha Lambda Delta 

Freshman Scholarship Sorority 

Zeta Tau Alpha 

Social Sorority 

The Amazons Club 

Inter-Sorority Group 

Pan-Hellenic Council 
Lambda Chi Alpha 

Social Fraternity 

Women's Athletic Association 
Baptist Student Union 
Pi Delta Psi 

Honorary Psychology Fraternity 

Theta Chi Delta 

Honorary Chemistry Fraternity 

La Revue 
Gamma Phi Beta 

Social Sorority 

Pi Kappa Alpha 

Social Fraternity 

The Hilltop News 

Page Seven 


Hilltop Hello Girls 


"Operator— just a moment and I'll connect you— I'm sorry he isn't 
here; would you like to leave a message?" All during the day in the 
Faculty Room on second floor Munger similar words are being ground 
out by the four girls who operate the switchboard— Virginia Pickins, 
Ila Glover, Virginia Nancarrow, and Mary Harris. At every minute of the 
day one of these is constantly on the alert ready to do telephone service 
for any of the twenty-three phones on the campus or the four outside 

Most experienced is Virginia 
Pickens, a sophomore, who has been 
not losing her temper for two years 
now. She remembers the time 
somebody asked to speak to Dr. 
Bathouse; and the 4:59 rush of calls 
when you're trying to get off at 
5:00. Some of the telephones on 
the campus don't have dials, so the 
switchboard slaves have to dial for 
the professors; Dr. Poor says 
"they're a bunch of wrong num- 

There are other kinds of wrong 
numbers which trouble Ila Glover, 
a senior who began working this 
summer. These are the people who 
dial 'Southern instead of the person 
they intended to call and then ask 
stupid questions. Once someone 
plaintively inquired, "Does Mr. Chil- 
ders have the title of professor?" 

"Yes, we really have to serve as 
information bureaus," agrees Vir- 
ginia Nancarrow, who's brand new 
at the job. One very hot day when 
she was still just learning how, 
Virginia had to answer queries 
about when the Christmas holidays 
started; and once almost had hys- 
terics on Dean Hale when he called 
right after someone had wanted to 
know "where the sororities get 
those flat slabs of cake for teas." 

Virginia still gets confused every 
now and then when a lot of calls 
come in at once and she doesn't 
know which to answer first; but 


Campus Radio 
To Operate 
Very Soon 

By Rebecca Gray 

Far up in the towering heights of 
the Student Activity Building, ac- 
cessible only after climbing innum- 
erable flights of stairs, is the Hill- 
top's brand-new radio station. For 
some reason, the existence of the 
station seems to have been kept se- 
cret from the majority of the stu- 
dent body. This is probably due 
either to the situation of the studio 
or to the fact that it stays locked 
and bolted all the time except at 
two-thirty on Tuesdays and Thurs- 
days, when the radio class convenes. 

Today, however, Mr. Stuart Mims, 
owner and operator of the station, 
announces that in the very near 
future, WBSC will be open for pub- 
lic inspection. The broadcasting 
center is an excellent duplicate of 
the real thing— the walls and floor 
have been insulated with a sound- 
she's learning fast — even if she did proofing material; and there is a 

Sweet Message; 
No Accidents 

I thought it was a train whistle. 
But only the whistle of the little 
train that says, "I think I can", 
wails like that. 

I heard the ungodly shriek every 
morning as I sat in English class, 
and I wondered what could have 
caused it. 

It sounded worse than an alarm 
clock at six o'clock in the morning. 

It surprised me when I heard 
some people smile at the sound, be- 
cause it sent cold shivers up and 
down my spine daily. 

I asked several campus dignitaries 
if they knew the source of the 
haunting notes. Nobody could help 
me out. 

One day, in class, Dr. Abernathy 
won my admiration and respect as 
an omniscient man. He told us the 


To quote Dr. Ab.: "That whistle is 
blown every twenty-four hours at 
the Thomas Furnaces of the Repub- 
lic Steel Works, when there have 
been no accidents during the pre- 
ceding day. Just thought I'd erase 
those worry wrinkles in your 
heads by telling you." 

accidentally leave the key open 
once so she was overheard calling 
herself "stupid" by Bob Lively as 
he waited to talk to Brother Bill. 

Even worse than this faux pas is 
disconnecting people, reports Mary 
Harris, officially dubbed the 
"switchboard Swoon" by The Hill- 
top News last year. It took Mary 
about two weeks to learn the ropes 
last summer, but even now she has 
spells of leaving all the keys open 
so when one person says "Hello" 
everybody answers; and she says 
wrong numbers are her middle 

But in spite of very trying trials, 
all four members of the Switch- 
board Swarm swear that they really 
think its heaps of fun — if you could 
just listen in on the conversations 
once in a while! 

welter of technical equipment, that, 
according to Mr. Mims, is the best 
that could be bought. All this equip- 
ment is very confusing to the un- 
educated eye, but Mr. Mim's micro- 
maniacs handle it like veterans, es- 
pecially a beautiful little micro- 
phone which, they report (in rev- 
erent tones), cost $89.00. 

The station is to be able to broad- 
cast over all three of the down 
town studios, and has made tenta- 
tive plans for programs. A forum 
series is contemplated to parallel 
the new course, "The South Today", 

THE LOVELY young lady and handsome young man above with the 
microphone are NOT two big time radio stars in Chicago or New York 
but Marian Bumgardner and Stuart Mims reading script right heie 
in our own radio studio located high atop the Student Ac. Building- 
Photo by Cranshaw. 


Lost, one tan brief-case embossed 
with "Frigidaire." Contained gold 
rimmed glasses, checkbook, a text- 
book—Social Psychology, and all 
notes for this semester. Finder 
please return to George Plosser. 
(Tests coming soon. ) Reward. 

with professors as masters of cere- 
mony; a group of dramatic produc- 
tions, woriced out by the class in 
collaboration with the Department 
of Public Welfare; and musical pro- 
grams under the supervision of Mr. 
Anderson and the conservatory, are 
some of the current ideas for pro- 

With such a big schedule, a va- 
riety of voices will be necessary. 
Mr. Mims wants to audition the en- 
tire student body and faculty mem- 
bers. The station will be open for 
auditions next Monday and Tues- 
day, the 21 and 22 of October. 

Yale College was originally lo- 
cated at Saybrook, Conn. 

Frat Pledges 
Given Chance 
To Confab 

Pledges— rise and shine! 

At the Interfraternity Council 
meeting Monday night, Howell Hef- 
lin, and John Graham were ap- 
pointed to head the newly thought 
up {nterfrat Pledge Council. 

According to present plans, two 
members from each fraternity will 
be on the Pledge Council, and will 
see to it that all hopefuls have a 
chance to meet each other. 

The Council's object is to better 
the relations between the fraterni- 
ties, and to give the pledges an 
opportunity to really know how the 
other fraction lives. 

A series of parties, sports, and 
what have you, is being planned to 
help matters along. 

Harvard University's $143,000,000 
endowment makes it America's rich- 
est educational institution. 

Qoing to Town? 

Meet at the 

Eat at the 

3 Convenient Locations: 

1st Ave. »20th St. «3rd Ave, 


. • • 

Good things to eat 
and ice-cold Coca-Cola. 
You see it everywhere, be- 
cause the life and sparkle 
and taste of ice-cold 
Coca-Cola add something 
to food that everybody 
likes. Try it yourself.. 


Bottled under authority of The Coca-Cola Co. by 

Birmingham Coca-Cola Bottling Co. 

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Delicious and 


The Hilltop News 

Page Eight 


by tke ducLe55 

the duchess loves to cut your throat 
so do not stick your neck out 
she loves to make you seem a goat 
to see you whine and gripe and pout 

attention all— the duchess is to 
make a personal appearance on the 
campus next week, it's to be a 
command performance to satisfy all 
curious hilltoppers— to the first ten 
who recognize her, the duchess will 
give season passes to the southern 
football games. 

so that you won't confuse her 
with bob lively, here's a detailed 
description— the duchess will have 
long platinum hair, a silky black 
mustache, will be wearing a svelte 
red satin gown, smoking a black 
cigar, sporting spike-heeled black 
pumps, and golf socks — remember, 
be very careful not to confuse the 
duchess with mr. lively — her feel- 
ings would be hurt, and that would 
never do. . . 

orchids to little pikey for being 
just about the smoothest number 
that's hit this campus in many a 
day. . . cash has been threatening 
to get a cat to serve as mascot for 
the h. n. office — we just wan't to 
warn the biology department, be- 
cause the editor has a klepto- 
maniacial gleam in his eye. . . 

perhaps you've noticed that this 
column is even worse than usual 
this week— here's the reason — we 
promised baisie and love-in-bloom 
that we'd leave them out for a 

change— sort of takes all the spice 
out of life, doesn't it?. . . without 
malice aforethought, we'll pass this 
along for just what it's worth — we 
have it from a reliable source that 
durelle ruffin was seen in some 
honky-tonk under a table — what he 
was doing or why we're not at 
liberty to say, mainly because we 
don't know. . . 

stink-weeds in abundance to 
becky gray — we'd never have pick- 
ed her out for a date-breaker, but 
last week — well, we haven't been 
able to get it very straight, but a 
lot of people aren't on speaking 
terms with her any more and we 
don't blame them— look out, gal, 
date-breaking is a mighty scummy 
thing to do — pretty soon, you'll lose 
that friend of yours. . . 

and also, what do you know 
about jane huddleston running 
around with an sae pin at an sae 
party— a pretty short-lived romance, 
we'd say — just one night — what's 
the matter, hudson, can't you hold 
your women any longer than 
that? . . . 

and more sae news . . . peggy 
wright has an sae recognition pin 
that looks suspiciously like a cer- 
tain mr. jones. . . this is not more 
sae news— the sweet georgia brown 
race has finally been won— the 
winnah! bob morton. . . 

ralph jolly, staid and stolid min- 
isterial student, severely shocked 
the social psychology class the other 
day — the conversation was going on 
to the effect that when people live 
together for some time, they begin 
to resemble one another — mr. jolly 
pops up with something to the 
effect that when your wife begins 
to look like the milk-man, you know 
something is wrong— imagine! com- 
ing from mr. jolly. . . 


6rt Mote fun Out it W 
Sports, Work, Social Ufe- 

Chew Delicious 

velvety smoothness . ■ 

DOUBISMINT GUM. - oyin g this reitesh- 

lustseeioryoursetthoweni y do cbeW . 

*O^B««n« GUM is i-pensive. 

we don't want to run miss wright 
into the ground, but, she's been 
pretty obvious about the sweater 
deah old gail (miss patrick to we, 
the common herd) gave her. . . 

from the looks of things, we'll 
be able to give you some flash news 
sometime soon along the dunn- 
turner line . . . tommy ryan was 
a mighty pretty sight the other day 
—while working on the stage, some- 
thing disastrous happened to a 
bucket of glue somewhere over 
tommy's head, and mr. ryan had 
to go around being sticky for the 
rest of the afternoon. . . 

noticeably absent at a kappa 
alpha function— the kappa deltas... 
it would seem that every day is no 
longer may day to a certain young 
man about campus named whiting 
—rather, he now has a payne in 
his cardiac regions. . . 

mr. anderson's trial by jury is 
going to be a thing well worth 
seeing— callaway and turner get 
into their romantic roles more and 
more every day, while dill and 
baxter are fine comedians — not that 
the choruses should be omitted— 
they, too, do their little bit, and 
mr. anderson still says that it's the 
best choral group he's ever worked 
with. . [, don't forget to get your 
tickets, remember, it's absolutely 

free -your student ac fee covers 

al we noticed marvin woodall and 
rosalyn ritchie sitting next o each 
other in convocation, and looking 
omer iu Dr etty clever, 

fL afternoon before the night of 
the inter-frat dance-not that we 
mean to imply they couldn t get 
dates anyway. . • ^ 

we've been hearing a tot of 
rumors, idle or not, about the cam- 
pus' truest and newest casanova- 
rupert the runf-anyone having in- 
formation about rupert, please ^ad- 
vise the duchess, c/o the hilltop 
news, the duchess is interested for 
purely personal reasons, we hear 
he's a killer diller. . . 

we the duchess, have now run 
out of dirt, if you have any, just 
tell it to your best friend, and he 
or she is sure to circulate it just 
as effectively as this does. . . 

hurray, hurray, hurray, hurray 
your name's left out this week 
if you want it should ef er thus 
be always mild and meek 

Empire Theater 

Due to popular demand, the Em 
pire Theatre is holding over "He 

Stayed for Breakfast" for another 
week. Little fingers play a vital 
part in this hilarious, romantic 

Loretta Young shields Melvin 
Douglas in her home for his a sso 
ciation with this minute fraction 
of the anatomy. The tables th en 
turn and the situation is visa versa 
As may be expected the tw 0 
discover a mutual affection and a 
love story develops. (P. S.— the 
picture doesn't make much sense 
but it's very good!) 

Strand Theater 

Now playing at the Strand The- 
ater is the five Dead End Kids and 
the Little Tough Guys sharing 
honors with Nan Gray in "You're 
Not So Tough." 

The Dead End Boys are seen as 
migrant workers following Cali- 
fornia's crops, but preferring to live 
by their wits rather than by the 
sweat of their brows. 

Nan Gray is a "dust-bowl" refugee 
with whom one of the boys fall i n 
love. Rosina Gallie is seen as the 
owner of a Sacramento Valley 
ranch' with Henry Armetta as her 

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The Hilltop News 

The Students' Newspaper 


OL. H, No. 7 Z-2 

Birmingham* Ala. 

Friday, October 25, 1940 

Forty-five Beauties 
o Be Paraded For 
La Revue Selection 

Look 'em over, and choose all you guys and gals! 
The old Hilltop is really spreading its beauty, and I'm not refer- 
ing to the buildings. 

In three weeks, the biggest Beauty Parade that has ever been held 
on the campus will be in full sway. 
Every organization is going to se 

lect a bea u ti ful co-ed to represent 
its proud name, and then the com- 
petition will begin. 

The brains behind the parade 
were furnished by Bill Vance. Ac 
cording to present plans, thirty-five 
girls will be selected by different 
organizations, and an additional ten 
will be chosen by Bill Vance and 

Due to an over-supply and an 
under-demand for last year's La 
Revue, Bill Vance has about a 
hundred books left over and these 
he is offering to anyone who wants 
them at the astoundingly low price 
of $2.00. Those who want a copy 
are advised to see Bill at once as 
his limited supply may not last- 
he hopes. 

These forty-five lasses will be 
seen in the Munger Auditorium, 
probably on Wednesday three weeks 
from now. 

Sixteen co-eds will t>e judged 
fairest of them all by outside judg- 
es, and from that number will be 
picked the reigning six. 

La Revue is donating a whole 
page of its book to the winners, and 
that means a whole page. 

Watch out girls— If you see an 
organization coming after you, run 
—in their direction! 

Get Ready 


Ready For 

Who's scared — the frosh ain't. 

There's some rumor that the sophs 
won't play but Pres. Harper says 
we are all ready except for the 
nails we are going to eat to make 
us tough. 

The plans for the "Frosh Soph" 
Day are complete as far as events 
are concerned. Push ball, sack 
races, flour battle, tug of war, plus 
a Sadie Hawkins chase will be 
combined to make November the 
19 THE day of the school year. 

Bands, camera men, news reel 
photographers will dot the land- 
scape to mark the day as a bright 
spot on the campus calendar. The 
frosh send to the sophs this mes- 
sage— "Ya better make sure your 
insurance is paid up — and hospital 
insurance would probably help." 

The plans are ready— the field is 
ready — Bazemore's ready — ARE 

Mid-semester Exams 
And Class Cuts Done 
Away With By Faculty 

By Virginia Van der Veer 

Mid-semester examinations and class cuts were formally abolished 
in one unexpected swoop by a unanimous vote of the faculty meeting 
last Friday. 

The new system, which has been confusing students for the past 
week, leaves everything up to the professor. He may or may not give 
mid-semester tests and he deals with cuts as he pleases. 

Total number of cuts taken how- 
— , - . _ ever, must be reported to the of- 

Xneat er 


Campus Pets Duchess 

By Virginia Van der Veer 

Its only a kitten. 

But what a personality! 

In the first place its just about the ugliest kitten you ever saw, black 
and puny and striped with orange and brown. But it knows all the 
best people, sits in the laps of the prettiest co-eds, eats lunch at the 

S.A.E. house and browses in Mr. Childer's office. 

In other words. Duchess gets 


She (or he) was sitting in the 
copy basket of the Hilltop News of- 
fice Monday morning looking rath- 
er forlorn and nibbling at a note 
which explained that she (or he) 
had been rescued from the "cat 
lab", had a fine motor and was in- 
telligent enough to be the Hilltop 
News mascot. 

At first it was "Mehitabel" and 
then somebody decided it was "Ar- 

Meanwhile Duchess is making the 
most of her college career. No book- 
store bum is she. 

She takes three courses, majoring, 
naturally, in journalism. Mr. Town 
send claims she has a decided flare 
for the work and on the whole is 
more intelligent than the rest of the 

Duchess gets her culture in Mr 
Anderson's music appreciation on 
Tuesday and Thursday and her stage 

chie"; various people called it i training along with the elite of Dr. 
"Hildy" and "Oh-you-sweet-thing" | Ab's College Theatre 

and "Red" — in honor of last year's 
editor— but finally they settled on 
"Duchess". The resemblance is ob- 
vious, the dirt-columnist and her 
namesake being the cattiest couple 
in the News office. 

Duchess leads a life of ease and 
glory these days but its a perilous 
life. The med students with their 
chloroform are still on her trail 
and she has to have some member 
of the newspaper staff as official 
protector every minute. 

The assassins glare menacingly 
from their Ramsay windows across 
to the Hilltop News office and 
flourish their knives— evil creatures. 
The staff slam the door in their 
faces and swear eternal vigilance 
and protection for Duchess. 

If you haven't met her, you just 
don't rate on the campus so come 
on down. The address is File 
Drawer No. 2, Hilltop News Of- 

Mind the sign on the door and 
"don't step on the cat!" 

who will sing the feminine lead 
in "Trial By Jury" for the last 
time tonight is shown as she re- 
ceived congratulations on her 
splendid work in the operetta. 


fice along with the student's final 
grade, and mid-semester grades 
must still be handed in for each 

According to Dean Hale, abolish- 
ing of cuts is not intended to give 
less emphasis to class attendance 
but rather to place the situation in 
the hands of the professor and the 
individual student. 

"It is conceivable," says Dean 
Hale, "that some of the better stu- 
dents will be allowed more free- 
dom, while poorer students are ad- 
vised that even a very few cuts 
will result in failure." 

Hereafter, the Dean's office will 
be headquarters and chief investi- 

We're Sorry 

We apologize to Kappa Delta 
Sorority for omitting their fine or- 
ganization from our O. D. K. con- 
gratulatory page. 

We also apologize to Bill Hudson 
for including him among the 
jumper and pinafore bunch. It 
all a 

Musical Is 
Best Yet 


We thought we were in the 
wrong pew and it was chapel, 
'cause there was the choir, Mr. An- 
derson, and all— with Charlie Jones 
as usual bringing up the middle. 

But closer examination revealed 
choir members behind excessive 
make-up, Anderson all dressed up 
and plenty of places to go, and 
Lively < baritone— 4th from left- 
back row) was unbelievably de- 
spec ed for the occasion. 

We were rather roughly intro- 
duced to the long-awaited operetta 
by a group of two dozen warbling 
jurymen and spectators, who were 
in turn rudely interrupted by 
Usher Billy Baxter, looking like a 
Zombi minus haircut on a six 
weeks drunk — could this really be 
mild, fiddlin' Baxter rushing around 
around in this utterly mad way, and 
shuffling his size 13's? 

As if this weren't enough, up 
rushes the glamour boy Turner a 
la sideburns, and plunks a man- 
dolin (via Stuart Harper in the pit) 
to the accompaniment of dancing 
school techniques. It was worth 
the trouble of getting a free ticket 
to see Charlie Ware skipping and 
to hear Tenor Rex Windham hit 
ting the high notes. 

Loveliest of ladies was the plain- 
tiff, "Angelina," Barbara Calloway 
in wedding white: other heart beats 
besides Tom Dill's beat plenty fast 
when she promised all to the "good 
judge, too." 

Of course, it would have been 
swell if we could have understood 
somebody beside Tom Dill, and if 
Charles Turner hadn't thrown so 
many stray glances audience-ward 
as he sang, "Just a Love-Sick Boy!" 

It would have been a top-notch 
"Trial" if only she could have mar- 
ried Charles Turner, but after all, 
we guess it was better for T. Dill 
this way— on stage and off. 

Tryouts For 


Chills for mystery lovers, thrills 
for romancers, laughs for all, and a 
surprise ending that will send 
everybody home happy — that's what 
the mystery comedy the College 
Theater will present early in De- 
cember promises. 

"I Want a Policeman" is the ten- 
tative selection of the Theater for i gator of all consistent cutters re- 
its first production alone, to be ] ported by professors, 
presented December 4 and 5, or Mid-semester exam week was 
possibly for three nights beginning , abolished by the tradition-breaking 
December 3. I faculty members, mainly because of 

Tryouts are scheduled for the 
week of November 4. There are 

three feminine roles, eight major 
roles, and several spots for "ex- 
tras." Dr. Abernethy is very anxious 
to have students who have not 
been working in the College The- 
atre try out. 

Especially welcomed will be 
workers for the stage crew. Anyone 
wishing to help may do so by re- 
porting to the Student Ac building 
any Monday, Wednesday, or Friday 

The spring production will be the 
serious drama, "Dear Brutus," by 


Honor Croup 
Taps Four 

Wednesday was a happy day for 
four smart girls! 

Alpha Lambda Delta, honorary 
scholastic society for freshman worn 
en, tapped Ann Blevins, Sally Sue 
Howe. Virginia Pickens, and Mary 
Virginia Hamilton. 

You know what kind of co-eds 
they are — a 2.5 average is neces- 
sary before they can be considered. 

Last year's members included 
Glen. Jenkins, president; Janet 
Munketrick. vice-president; Patricia 
Pittman, secretary; Lucille Cox, 
treasurer, and Ouida Blackerby. 

The Alpha Lambda Delta organ- 
ization was begun in 1924 at the 
University of Indiana, and the Bir- 
mingham - Southern chapter was 
started in 1932. 

Since its introduction on our cam- 
pus, the Lambda Delta has come to 
stand high in scholarship. 

Mrs. Moore is the general coun- 
cilor and advisor, and Counette 
McDonald is the senior guide. 

Freshman girls look forward to 
the scholastic society as a step 
toward the Phi Beta Kappa. 

Good luck, freshman! 

the difficulty of making out a 
schedule of exams for the new all- 
day classes. Professors who stick 
to the former mid-semester test 
must give it in the regular class pe- 

Varied interpretations of the new 
system were given by professors to 
their classes this week. 

Said Dr. Perry: "I will continue 
my policy of strenuously discourag- 
ing the taking of any cuts in this 
class. Everything will go on as us- 

Dr. Hawk warned economics stu- 
dents that all class-cutters would be 
accountable personally to him for 
their actions. 

"Academic royalists" was the title 
given frequent cutters by Dr. Sensa- 
baugh who told his classes that if 
A students could take fifty cuts 
and still make A, it was all right 
with him. 
Enthusiastic supporter of the new 
regime, Mr. Childers claimed, 
"Putting the class attendance on 
a personal basis between the pro- 
fessor and each student is another 
loosening of the bonds which bind 
college students— a step toward a 
really liberal education." 

Students this week were still un- 
able to make up their minds wheth- 
er they approved or disapproved 
of the faculty innovations. 


Our former gridiron enemy, How- 
ard College, will take on the South 
western football team Saturday, 
October 26, in Legion Field. See 
Lester Gingold for tickets. 

Fraternity Football 


it id in 



L. Tied 

Lambda Chi 



Kappa Alpha 



S. A. E. 




Alpha Tau Omega 



Beta Kappa 




Pi Kappa Alpha 



Delta Sig 



Page Two 

The Hilltop N< 

Editor's Note 

For a long time now we have wondered 
just what to do about the support of the 
HILLTOP NEWS in the presidential elec- 
tion. The question has been whether to 
throw the support of the paper (however 
insignificant) to our own choice or to the 
choice of the majority of the students or 
whether to bother with it all or not. 

And so we her- and now settle the 
whole thing by presenting the views of 
supporters of the three leading candidates 
ior the presidency. 

The Hilltop News 

Frank Cash, Editor — Tom Dill, Business Manager 

Published weekly during the school year and entered as second class matter at the Birmingham, Alabama, 
postoffice, under Act of Congress, March 6, 1876. Subscription rate: $2.00 a year. 

American workers as a lever to force 
them to vote the Democratic tickets. How 
long will it take the country to forget 
the stink that came out of Kentucky when 
"Dear Albin" Barkley was running for re- 
election to the Senate? Or the way relief 
roles for some unexplained reason expand 
greatly just before election time and then 
drop off quickly a few weeks later? We 
all remember the case of the college foot- 
ball players who worked one summer on 
W.P.A. jobs and when they went back 
to school found that their relief checks 
continued to arrive until November. Of 
course it was just coincidence that there 
was also an election that year. 

The final issue is a long range one, the 
third term. Forget tradition and look at 
the practical reasons against a third term. 
Today more than ever before democracy 
is on trial. The leadership principle is chal- 
lenging it from all sides. It is up to democ- 
racy to prove that its old assertion that no 
man is indispensible is true. If Roosevelt 
is the only man who can save the country 
we might as well give up the ghost of de- 
mocracy and become a dictatorship. Roose- 
velt has been in office something less than 
eight years. In that time he has declared 
no less than forty emergencies of one kind 
or another— adding to his own power each 
time, of course. Last summer he "consent- 
ed to be drafted against his will." When 
Von Hindenburg, the president of Germany 
died it was Hitler who "Consented" to take 
over the duties of both president and 
chancellor of the Reich rather than pro- 
fane the memory of the old general by 
holding another presidential election. No 
man is great enough, once the third term 
tradition is broken, to resist the tempta- 
tion to go on and try again. And if future 
presidents are not bound by the tradition 
the same thing is likely to happen. If we 
have faith in democracy we must prove its 
workability by recognizing that no man is 

Why I'm For Willkie 

By Carroll Tr-ss 

Let's look for a moment at the needs of 
the nation for the next four years and at 
the ability of each man to satisfy those 
needs. The field of foreign affairs is more 
important this year than it has been in a 
long time. But here the two candidates 
are in complete agreement on such mat- 
ters as aid to Great Britain, our role in the 
far East, and our attitude toward the dicta- 
tors. It is true that Mr. Willkie at times 
has differed with Roosevelt as to method 
and degree, but you may remember that 
our own U. S. Army and Navy chiefs have 
also differed with Roosevelt on the mat- 
ter of aid to England and have been over- 
ridden— particularly on the matter of send- 
ing the destroyers to England. It is well 
to remember also that in a campaign the 
tendency is always to be as critical as 
possible of your opponent. Most of the 
differences in foreign policy between the 
two candidates are paper differences which 
will disappear on election day. Roosevelt's 
experience in foreign affairs is supposed 
to be one of his major advantages. It seems 
to me that the role of the U. S. for the 
next few years is so well defined that this 
experience is a neglible factor. But could 
Willkie take us any nearer to war than 
Roosevelt has already done? Right now the 
administration leaders in Congress are un- 
able to muster an adjournment vote even 
with the election only a few days off be- 
cause the members, Democratic as well as 
Republican are afraid to leave Franklin 
Roosevelt in charge of the nation's affairs. 
And don't forget that it was Roosevelt 
who took two of the most war-minded of 
the Republicans into his cabinet last sum- 
mer in an effort to kill opposition to his 
own pro-war policy. 

On the domestic front I see three major 
issues. Naturally enough the first of these 
is the problem of national defense. Since 
the nation woke up to the need last spring 
and the defense program got under way 
Roosevelt has done a fairly good job of 
managing it. But if under the pressure of 
a campaign year he has done only a fair- 
ly good job what will happen after the 

The second big issue is recovery. Roose- 
velt has spent more money than practically 
all other U. S. presidents combined and yet 
today we still have around ten million 
people unemployed. With a twenty billion 
dollar defense program on tap there is 
talk of another public works program to 
take care of the unemployed because, say 
the braintrusters, the majority of those 
unemployed are unskilled workers and 
cannot be employed on defense jobs. But 
it was the New Deal which put men to 
work raking leaves and building roads 
with wheelbarrows instead of teaching 
them useful skills. Roosevelt it is who has 
continually attacked business for exploit- 
ing the worker. It is also Roosevelt who 
has countenanced playing politics with 
W.P.A. and using the economic distress of 

My Vote's For Thomas 

By Wyatt Jones 

It seems to me thatt the only real reason 
for voting for a particular candidate would 
be that his policies and the policies of his 
party most nearly agree with your own. 
That, in short, is why I shall vote for Nor- 
man Thomas on November fourth. The 
reasons would run something like this: 

1. There is no real issue between Roose- 
velt and Willkie. Both have tried, need I 
say unsuccessfully, to create a real divi- 
sion on some important point. Their 
stands on Foreign Policy, Unemployment, 
Social Security, Agriculture, Labor, Taxa- 
tion, War and Conscription are practically 
identical. Mr. Willkie agrees with Mr. 
Roosevelt, he just doesn't like the way 
Roosevelt is running it. To vote for one 
candidate as against another, when it 
doesn't make any difference which you 
vote for, is, at least to me, to "throw your 
vote away." 

2. I am thoroughly opposed to War and 
Conscription. I know that the only party 
that is opposing these two evils today is the 
Socialist Party. 

3. I believe that the surest defense 
against Hitlerism in America lies in pros- 
perity and security at home and not in a 
huge, conscripted Army and Navjr— -as 
these two may be to the continued profit 
of the nation's industrialists. 

4. I believe that political democracy 
will die in America unless economic de- 
mocracy is at once extended to the masses 
of people. The only method for insuring 
this democracy is a return of the major 

"And which Company, Colonel, is under Captain Roosevelt?" 

— — 

Register And Vote! 

by J. C. Ward 

Primitive tribes usually induced their 
young men and women into full member- 
ship in the tribe with elaborate ceremony. 
This was done chiefly to impress upon the 
neophytes the great honor that was being 
bestowed upon them and the heavy re- 
sponsibility that citizenship carried with 

Nowadays young men and women reach 
the age when they are entitled to the priv- 
ileges and responsibilities of citizenship 
with no blare of bugles. The twenty-first 
birthday means little except congratula- 
tions and gifts from friends and relatives. 
It is true that no apparent or sudden 
change comes over youth when the age of 
legal majority is reached. This is per- 
haps as it should be. Consistent growth 
in the rich experience of living in the 
democratic society of home and school 
should have prepared him to make the 
transition easily. There is grave danger, 
however, that American college students 
have not appreciated or taken very serious- 
ly the privilege they have of choosing 
their own student leaders and helping to 
determine policies of their student govern- 
ment. The inexplicable apathy which seems 
to dominate college youth on questions of 
politics is too easily carried over into the 
serious business of serving as full-fledged 
citizens in an adult democratic society. 

When youth is defied the responsibility 
of a voice in its government, its leaders 
cry out against this injustice. They write 
and yell and protest and criticize and 
demonstrate. In this they are worthy of 
the great revolutionary traditions of Ameri- 
ca; but once the battle is won, the gains 
seem unimportant. Witness the difficulty 

means of production to the common man- 
socialization of important industries under 
government control. 

A vote so cast is a vote for TRUE de- 
mocracy. To me Socialism and Democracy 
mean the same thing. "Government of the 
people, for the people, and by the people" 
cannot exist so long as we have govern- 
ment of industry by the bosses for the 
profits of the owning class. 

of getting students to go to the polls to 
choose their own leaders when the only 
cost is a few minutes of abundant time. 
But thus it has also been with adults. 
Bitter struggles accompanied each great 
advance made in extending the franchise 
to universal manhood and womanhood 
suffrage. When the struggles were over, 
indifference and carelessness disfranchised 
more than laws had done before. It is an 
ironic paradox that records the fact that 
in 1936 98.5 per cent of the eligible voters 
in Germany goose-stepped to the ballot box 
to vote "Ja" in an election in which the 
only candidate was Hitler; while in the 
state of Alabama in that same year only 
19 per cent went to the polls to help choose 
a President in a free election. 

Serious responsible citizenship in a de- 
mocracy demands that active participa- 
tion begin as soon as possible. A part of 
the world is enduring the crunch of war 
to preserve the right to a free ballot. Col- 
lege students owe it to themselves and to 
that democracy to look forward to the 
day when it will be possible for them to 
register and vote. They should acquaint 
themselves with election laws, with the 
procedures to be followed in registering 
and voting, and as much as possible with 
the great issues of the day. 

In the current crisis democracy faces 
enough foes from without. It cannot en 
dure the added burden of saboteurs and 
fifth columnists who betray it from with- 
in—betray it, not with conspiracy and 
intrigue, but with apathy and ignorance 
and thoughtlessness and selfishness. 

If you are twenty one register and vote! 

Roosevelt's My Man 

By Winton Wilson 

I am a Democrat-voting for Roosevelt, 
not because my family has voted 
"straight Demo" since Sherman retreated 
hrough Georgia, but because , ^ 
leader, with proven ability i„ the field of 
politics, who has a definite program t« 
offer his people. 

Let us first consider the party platforms 
then the mdividual candidates. The Re 

to get m office on, not to stand on. As 

f r e e n^ S tH 6 imP ° rtant iSSUC ° f nati <-al * 
fense-they are opposed to foreign wars. 

Full responsibility for unpreparedness of 
U. S. is laid solely on the- Democratic 
party. With Willkie they will raise wages, 
lower unemployment, provide adequate re- 
lief, aid the farmer and revise taxation. 
But how? They know not. 

The Democratic platform, very similar to 
those of '36 and '32, backs up its offer to 
bolster national defense with an expansive 
naval building program and selective serv- 
ice. The Democrats offer the laws passed 
during the last eight years as evidence 
that they will do what they promise. 

No wonder that with such a program 
the G.O.P. had to ask a nondescript Dem- 
ocratic cull from backwoods Indiana to 
guide the destiny of a faltering party- 
Willkie, the high pressure Wallstreet m» 
nipulator, on gazing at the wondrous Cou- 
lee Dam, boomed, "I like it fine. It s great- 
but it needs me to run it." This statement 
could well apj>ly to his whole attack on 
Roosevelt's program. 

Roosevelt commands the respect, if 


the support, of the whole U. S. by his sin- 
cerity, and determination to raise the 
standard of living for the working class. 


The Hilltop News 


Page Three 

Dorm, Stars Tie 
For Championship 

Striking with swiftness and taking advantage of numerous breaks 
an alert Dormitory Football team gave the Phillips All Stars their first 
set back of the season 25-13, Wednesday afternoon in Munger Bowl 

me Independent Football championship hinged on this game and by 
vir tue of this victory the Dormitory and the All Stars squads are tied 
Stuart Carlton spelled defeat for 

the All Stars with his long runs 
and daring passes. A strong Dor- 
mitory line made short passes suc- 
cessful and were fast in retrieving 
downfield punts. George Harper, 
captain of the All Star Crew, broke 
thru the opposing defenses many 
times for spectacular catches but 
the Dormitory was just too strong 
in the long run. 

Previous to this defeat the All 
Stars had massacred the Tiger 
forces 20 to 0 by virtue of long 
passes and a "tight defense. Han- 
cock, Maddox, and Harris were 
brave in their attempts to stop the 
onslaught but opposing All Star 
linesmen were more outlasting. 

Lambda Chi is after the football 
trophy. Romping over the Delta 
Sigs 39-0 the Lambda Chi leads 
chalked up their second straight 




Out In 
High Society 

Things are coming to a pretty 
pass when your social editor has to 
take her typewriter out-of-doors 
in order to play nursemaid to the 
Duchess. Duchess has to have her 
daily exercise and someone has to 
see that she doesn't stray towards 
the anatomy lab. As a result the 
social whirls outside the Hilltop 
News office rather than in it. 

The Co-Ed Club entertained their 
dates at a progressive dinner Satur- 
day at the homes of members. Hors 
d'oeuvres were served at the home 
of Grace Gamble, the main course 
at Mary Dorough's, and dessert at 
Mary Harris'. 

Guests were Marbury Payne, Jon 
Whiting, Dorothy Finley, Carson 
Weaver, Sara Peck Williams, Billy 

The A. O. Pi's entertained at a 
luncheon Saturday at the Tutwiler 
for Mrs. Dixon Robinson, district 
superintendent from Memphis, Ten- 
nessee. Tuesday the pledges hon- 
ored other sorority pledges at a 
tea in the A. O. Pi room. Mazie 
Gandy was chief disher-outer-of- 
punch, according to the A. O. Pi 

Kappa Delta celebrated Founders' 
Day Wednesday at the Birmingham 
Country Club. Wita Jones was in 
charge of arrangements for the 
program which included a dance 
by Lil Culley accompanied by Jean 
Harris. Green and white, K. D. 
colors, were used in the decorations 
which featured white roses. 

Gamma Phi Beta will have sup 
per in the room Friday night after 
which they will attend the operetta. 
Joanna Thorpe will be initiated 
Monday night. 

Zeta Tau Alpha announces the 
pledging of Doris Youngblood and 
Marion Curran. 

Big plans are ahead for the Pi 
K. A. formal November 14 at the 
Pickwick. The "Dream Girl" has 
been selected, and plans for the 
leadout made. So have that stiff 
shirt laundered and plan to be 

Hallowe'en will find the K. A.'s 
and their dates at a gen-u-ine spook 
party, and the night before the Pi 
Phi's will entertain their pledges at 
a Hallowe'en cookie shine. 

victory in as many starts. Alternat- 
ing two teams the victors were 
never in trouble and Fred Harrison 
supplied the scoring punch. Harri- 
son went over five times for tallies 
while Heflin, Peterson, and Howard 
formed a line that made his scoring 
possible. Graham's lengthy boots 
often proved a menace to the L. 
X. A.'s but these reciprocated by 
George Brown's returns. 

S.A.E. forces knocked off the 
battered inter-collegiate Pi K. A.'s 
Wednesday afternoon 24-0 with fast 
and aggressive team play. Latrelle 
Jones passed to Bill Voight and Bill 
Hudson and that's the story of the 
game. Scoring in each quarter the 
SA.E.'s played most of the game 
in the oppositions territory and once 
again it was proven that a small 
fast team can do better in touch 
football than a heavy slow one. 

Stinging the Beta Kappa's, an ex- 
perienced Kappa Alpha team made 
their win column show two against 
no defeats. Ed Neill pushed across 
the goal stripe for two of the win- 
ners scores and Cleveland and Cale 
were credited with the other tallies. 
Beta Kappa's spirit was at the us- 
ual high but superb blocking and 
running attack of the K. A.'s were 
reason enough for defeat. The 
K.A.'s failed to make any extra 
points but touchdown points totaled 


This Week 

Twenty-five or thirty members of 
Chi Sigma Phi, Y. W. C. A., and 
Y. M. C. A. will attend the State 
Methodist Student Conference to 
be held at Auburn, Alabama, this 
week-end. The organizations which 
are sending them declare that Bir- 
mingham-Southern will be "well 
represented" and thit "we look 
forward to the results of the trip." 

The activities there will include 
speeches and discussions on topics 
of a pertinent nature. The days 
will be filled with group meetings 
which will take up youth's prob- 
lems today. 

A banquet has been planned for 
the entertainment of the represen- 
tatives and a trip to Tuskeegee has 
been proposed. 

Some of the representatives will 
leave Friday and the remaining 
members will follow Saturday 
morning. The Conference will end 

PHONE 6-8353 

Res. 6-4417 

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Bouquets from 


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Empire Theater 

The public demands that "He 
Stayed for Breakfast" be held over 
for the third big week at the Strand 
Theater. Melvin Douglas is a Com- 
munist who dislikes little fingers 
and Loretta Young sympathizes 
with him. 

Lyric Theater 

The Lyric Theatre is holding over 
"The Westerner" from the Alabama 
Friday through Sunday. Gary 
Cooper and Walter Brennan star in 
this great Western epic, when the 
point of a gun was law and the 
quick-on-the-trigger cowboys match- 
ed wits and words. 

How About a Snappy- 
Fall Hayride For That 
First Party? 

Tune In 


Every Sunday 
12:30 P.M. 
Dr. W. A. Maier, Speaker 

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with a Dixie Truck — 

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Yourself System 

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Ends Saturday! 




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The Hilltop News 

Page Four 


by tke duche55 

alpha beta gamma delta 
hodge podge and helter-skelter 
down the line from a to i 
we make our weekly look and see 

the inter-frafs twice-a-yearly 
brawl tother nite was a huge suc- 
cess, what with christian up-to- 
snuff as usual and the hilltop turn- 
ed out in full force together with 
about a zillion people we'd never 
laid eyes on before, and probably 
never will again. . . betty jane 
hayes and ed blackmon surprised 
us no end with their amazing jit- 
terbug ability ... as did hatcher 
with his ungodly number of dates- 
how does he do it? we always 
thought we were pretty cute, but 
we've never been able to manage 
more than one woman at a time- 
guess we'll re-name hatch "jimmy 
the gigolo". . . 

we were just kidding last week 
about the kd's and their grabbing 
steak fry dates for the dance, but 
darned if they didn't go through 
with it. . . for some reason, the pi 
phi's have been collecting pennies 
promiscuously— why don't you get 
dark glasses and a tin cup, girls- 
it would be so much more appro- 
priate. . . 

please, somebody give us a line 
on rupert the runt— it's driving us 
crazy, hearing so much about him 
and not even being able to get a 
glimpse of him— it's like yehudi, 
except more provocative. . . 

belated congrats to the new odk's, 
fine boys all and we're glad to see 

their noble manhood recognized . . . 
to add to the little brothers and 
sisters list of a few weeks ago, 
here's Charlie beavers, who is so 
different from brother sonny, that 
we'd never have known if some- 
body hadn't told us. . . 

poor Claude snoddy, with his 
shoulder broken in four, count 'em 
four, places while fighting those | 
nasty ato's for dear old sae must ' 
be a pretty invaluable asset to the 
sleep and eat boys — even with all 
their twenty ?some-odd pledges for 
substitutes, they stood up the ka 
team the other day, and the ka's 
had to play a tough game against 
the ka's. . . wonder how many 
presidents the ka's have— when the 
horse-pitching (quote Dr. Paty) con- 
test trophy was awarded the other 
day, practically the whole chapter 
rose in a body to surge up to the 
stage to accept the cup— what's the 
matter, boys, afraid somebody 
would beat you to it? . . . 

we car.'t understand wny more 
people don't turn out for the press 
banquets on Friday night— there's 
always an interesting program — 
last week it was artist ernest hen- 
derson from the news who is life's 
southern staff head— he told gog- 
gling hilltop news and la revue 
staff members all about interview- 
ing margaret mitchell of gwtw 
fame, and visiting the us's only 
leper colony, besides it's absolutely 
free. . . they tell us that next week 
rupert the runt is to attend, surely 
that should get the crowds. . . 

the hilltop seems to be composed 
of many circus lovers, but not 
enough to satisfy the great white 
god — he was so disgusted with his 
classes for not going in toto, that 
he punished them by reading 
mother goose stories to them. . . 
the other day in music appreciation 

class, there was a new member 
in the form of a cute little black 
scotty, which the class induced to 
sit in one of the chairs— where he 
promptly went to sleep— he was im- 
mediately christened johann sabas- 
tien bach (pronounced batch), how- 
ever he has since been adopted by 
myra williams and lucie ford, and 
renamed tommy gunn, or else tom- 
my dill, it changes from day to 
day— look out mr. lumpkin, mr. 
bach is vying for the title of cam- 
pus darling, and if you don't watch 
out, well, you'd better look to 
your laurels. . . 

marbrey payne had a birthday 
party last friday night in the cafe- 

teria, replete with cake candle* 
and "happy birthday's to you and 
about six tables ?f 
hold the crowds, we don t blame 
them, we like marbrey too. . . the 
duchess is going to discontinue her 
love-lorn column, unless she can get 
a line on rupert, if she cant help 
herself, she can't help others, i . 
we the duchess now are througn 

we've done the best we know how 
we hope we've left you in a stew 
oh hell i can't think of a last line 

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The Hilltop News 

The Students' Newspaper 

VOL. II, No. 

Birmingham, Ala. 

Friday, November 1, 1940 



Hilltop Has 
Large Place 
In Who's Who 

Fifteen students of Birmingham- 
Southern College have been selected 
for recognition in "Who's Who in 
American Universities and Col- 
leges," national publication listing 
the activities of outstanding stu- 
dents in schools of America. 

The fifteen are: Jack McGill, Bob 
Murray, Frank Cash, Barbara Cal- 
laway, Leslie Thorpe Kaylor, Vir- 
ginia Van der Veer, Tom Dill, Ruth 
Bell, James Cooper, Frank Domi- 
nick, John Howard, Truman Morri- 
son, Cecil Parson, Dorothy Trotter, 
and Bill Vance. 

An annual publication, the book 
is designed to serve as an incen- 
tive for students to get most out of 
their college careers; as a means 
of compensation to students for 
what they have already done; as a 
standard of measurement for stu- 
dents comparable to such agencies 
as Phi Beta Kappa and ODK; and 
as a recommendation to the busi 
ness world. 

Character, leadership, scholarship, 
are the bases on which the men and 
women are chosen. Also consider- 
ed are the potentialities of the can- 
didate as a useful member of future 

The local selections were made by 
a board of faculty members and 


New Play 
Chosen By 

At long last, the College Theatre 
has decided on its initial perform 
ance. The opus is to be "Night 
Must Fall," which was written by 
Emlyn William, who not only wrote 
the play, but directed it and played 
the lead in both London and New 

Several years ago ,a movie was 
made of the script, with Robert 
Montgomery, Rosalyn Russell, and 
Dame May Whitty in the starring 

Dr. Abernethy, lord and master 
of the Thespian group, announces 
that tryouts will be held November 
the sixth, seventh, and eighth, from 
one-thirty to three-thirty in the 
lounge of the Student Activity 

There are roles for three men and 
five women, he says, and all are 
excellent character parts. All stu- 
dents with dramatic aspirations are 
urged to come and read for parts. 

BOB BRAGAN, former regular shortstop for the Philadelphia Phillies, 
now a ministerial student on the Hilltop, is shown above in a rather 
pensive mood as he exchanged his bat for an armload of books.— Photo 
by Culley. 


Big League Rookie 
Student On Campus 


They all laughed when he said he was going to study for the 
ministry to escape the draft. 

But Bob Bragan is studying for his proposed profession right here 
on our campus. 

Bob was an outstanding rookie shortstop in the big leagues last 
year and next spring he is returning to the Philadelphia Phillies with 
whom he made such a fine record in his first year of big league ball. 
For the next few years Bob says 

his routine will be from bats to 
books to bats from books. Every 

slump. We can blame the slump 
on the weather — because he is a 

spring and summer Bob will play true son of the south and how can 

baseball and when the pennant race 
is over he will return to his studies 
on the Hilltop. 

A Birmingham boy. Bob went to 

any southerner play his best when 
he has to wear an overcoat while 
waiting on his turn to bat. 

Fielding averages haven't been re- 



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Memphis Tech because Phillips leased but Bragan is certainly in 
didn't offer a course in baseball and 
baseball was his first love. From 
Memphis to Pensacola is some jump 
but that is where the Phillies scout 
found him and immediately trans- 
ported him to the big time league. 

He didn't make any home run rec- 
ords but he played an all round 
game and that is what the mana- 
gers are looking for. Few names 
in baseball have jumped from class 
"B" ball to major league spots. 
Bob made the jump and he proved 
he had the stuff and made good his 
first chance. 

Quoting Mr. Bragan, "Big league 
ball is not much harder to play 
than minor league circuits, it's usu- 
ally the men who get the breaks 
that get the big chance. In fact 
minor league pitchers are harder to 
hit because they are trying to make 
the grade while the 'big names' are 
just trying to hold their own." 

The way Bob hit won't be any 
excuse to fire him. His batting av- 
erage was .222 for the season and 
this was lowered by a late 

the upper bracket as far as short- 
stops go. Catching the balls hit by 
the big leaguers isn't bad but hit- 
ting the balls thrown by them is 
different. Bragan says the pitchers 
up there use more of their heads 
and less of their arms. But they 
aren't impossible to hit 'cause Bob 
hit some of the best. He won one 
game single handed by getting two 
home runs off of Bucky Walters. 
The Cincinnati pitchers were mince 
meat for Bragan and he added four 
home runs off them to his list of 

Since arriving on the campus Bob 
has entered right into the activities. 
He wag aiming to stay in the All Star 
lineup till he was added to the Kap- 
pa Alpha backfield and his ability 
at throwing fifty yard passes should 
help out. 

When approached on his stand- 
ing on Sunday baseball Bob said 
that his living came first and a 
game of baseball is just the thing 
to limber up on after a morning 
spent in church. 

First Issue Of Quad 
To Appear Friday In 
Place Of Newspaper 


"The name," said Childs and Lively, "is 'Quad'!" 

And that was the last word in a week-end wrangle fought among 
the editors of the forthcoming magazine, which will be dished out to 
students next Friday in place of the regular Hilltop News. 

Opposing name, championed by the feminine member of the staff, 
Virginia Van der Veer, and by the advisors, Messrs. Childers and Town- 
send, was "Sayso". 


Town Hall Of 
Air To Come 
From Hilltop 

From the stage of Munger Audi 
torium on February 20 the Colum- 
bia Broadcasting Company will pre- 
sent its national "Town Meeting of 
the Air," according to Jack Stuart, 
assistant to Dr. Paty. 

Birmingham is the only city of 
the South to which George Denny 
will bring his program on the trans- 
continental tour which is planned 
during the early spring. 

After much dickering, this civic 
laurel was won for the Hilltop by 
the local Town Hall committee 
which presents an annual array of 
outstanding speakers at the college. 
Birmingham - Southern combines 
with the American Association of 
University Women to present the 
series, and in the sponsorship of 
the nationwide broadcast. 

The speakers for the program and 
their subject have not been an- 
nounced, though the local commit- 
tee is making suggestions to the 
"Town Meeting of the Air" group 
for the nature of the program. 

Among the titles under considera- 
tion arc "Does the South pay its 
way"; "To what extent may a De- 
mocracy be tolerant and still exist"; 
and "Is the limitation of agricultur 
al products beneficial to the 

Representing the A.A.U.W on the 
committee for recommendations 
are Mrs. Overton Butler. Mrs. Fra- 
zicr Banks, Mrs. Walter Mims. Mrs. 
Frank Bainbridge, and Mrs. Mervin 

Hilltoppers on the board are Jack 
Stuart. Richbourge McWilliams, and 
Mrs. Raymond R. Paty. 

"Quad" has dignity, brevity, tradi- 
tion and besides it's already estab- 
lished as the name," argued Lively 
and Childs. 

"Sayso has originality, meaning, 
snap and besides let's change the 
name and give everybody a jolt," 
argued Van der Veer, but to no 

Well anyway, the name is Quad 
and the editors aren't speaking any 
more because they couldn't agree 
on a single thing in the magazine, 
not even a comma. 

Don't be surprised to see yourself 
break into print along with the 
first issue, because the 
conglomeration of sundry 
scenes and people all thrown to- 
gether in what the editors have been 
importantly and mysteriously call- 
ing a "montage". 

Here's just a sample of what Vol. 
I, No. 1 offers: 

"I knit in classes because I'm 
bored to death, because I want to 
have something to do and because 
I like it!" challenges a co-ed who is 
bold enough to criticize dull lec- 
tures but not bold enough to sign 
her name to the article. 

"The liberal arts college is a pass- 
ing institution—it has no place in 
the modern world,'' states E. L. Hol- 
land, in presenting the disillusioned 
opinion of a college graduate on the 
usefulness of a liberal education. 

"There isn't any freedom in the 
dormitory any more since Dr. Hut- 
son moved in," complains Andrews 
Hall resident, Dick Blanton. 

All this — and poetry, too. Mary 
Louise Ivy offers "Penny Portraits" 
of the professors — strictly candid. 

In all the magazine offers five 
articles, a short story and assorted 

Remember, next Friday is the day 
for that valuable first issue of 
Quad. And it's yours for the ask- 



It's holidays for the Hilltop- 
pers on November 21, 22, 23, and 
24. according to Dean Hale, who 
decided to let Southern's Thanks- 
giving coincide with the one 
Gov. Dixon and Mr. Roosevelt 
have agreed on this year. 

"No classes, no chapels, no 
studying— Turkeys only," says 
Dean Hale. 

According to latest reports, 
students will be expected to at- 
tend classes on Monday, Nov. 25, 
lately acquired excess avoirdu- 
pois and all. 

WAPI Will 

WBSC Talk 

Attention all! The Hilltop Radio 
Workshop is to make it's debut 
come Saturday. 

Radio Station WAPI is cooperat- 
ing with the Southern studio to pre- 
sent the initial program of the fo- 
rum series paralleling the new 
course "The South Today." Partici- 
pating will be Professors Henry T. 
Shanks and James Allen Tower and 
students George Huddleston and 
Wyatt Jones who will discuss the 
subject "What Is the South." 

The time is to be 6:30, Saturday, 

The Hilltop N«w, 

Page Two 



The Hilltop News 

Frank Cash, Editor 

Tom Dill, Business Manager 

Published weekly during the school year and entered as second class matter at the Birmingham, 
postoffice, under Act of Congiess, March 6, 1876. Subscription rate: $2.00 a year. 

Students Fooled 
About New System 

Most of the professors here on the Hill- 
top missed one of the greatest chances they 
have ever had to make 'Southern a truly 
liberal and progressive institution last 
week when they disappointed most of the 
student body in the manner in which most 
of them interpreted the revisal of the sys- 
tem of class cuts. 

When the plan was first announced there 
were heard all over the campus commen- 
dations from the students, because they 
thought that at last that they were to be 
treated as adults in college and not as 
children in grammar school. 

They thought that under the new system 
the matter of class cuts would be left up 
to the individual student and that he would 
be allowed the privilege of attending 
classes as he saw fit and that the number 
of times he cut would not be counted 
against him. In other words they thought 
that they would be permitted to cut every 
class that was held in a course if this ex- 
treme were necessary, and that this would 
not be held against them when the time 
came for the final reckoning if, of course, 
all the requirements of the course such as 
term papers, tests examinations, etc. had 
been completed satisfactorily. And they 
hailed the step as being very progressive 
and in the direction which they thought 
'Southern should be going. 

And to prove that the students were not 
the only ones who accepted the news in 
this manner we quote one of the truly lib- 
eral professors on the campus who said, 
"Putting the class attendance on a personal 
basis between the professor and each stu- 
dent is another loosening of the bonds 
which bind college students-a step toward 
a really liberal education." 

But this idea came to a quick end just as 

soon as the majority of the professors had 
a chance to give their classes their own in- 
terpretations of the new system and need- 
less to say theirs was far different from 
that which the students had accepted at 

To illustrate their interpretation let us 
quote two professors who had slightly dif- 
ferent ideas. One said, "I will continue my 
policy of strenuously discouraging the tak- 
ing of any cuts in this class. Everything 
will go on as usual." 

A second said, ' You know how I feel 
about the matter of class cuts (his policy 
up to this time had been requiring the 
students to make up missed lectures) and 
in the future anyone wishing to miss class 
must see me and have a good excuse." We 
restrained ourselves from asking if these 
excuses had to be signed by one of our 

It is fairly obvious that one of these two 
schools of opinion is wrong and we, nat- 
urally enough, agree with the idea of com- 
plete freedom. We realize, of course that 
this plan would not work with all stu- 
dents. There are some people everywhere 
who will take advantage of any situation 
but they are the people who are never go- 
ing to get a true education and making 
them come to class isn't going to change 

On the other hand it would give most 
of the students the idea that they were go- 
ing to classes of their own free will and 
were not being made to attend. This would 
greatly help the attitude of mind of the 
students, and, it seems to us, would give 
the professors more nearly the kind of an 
audience they want. 

We may be mistaken about this recep- 
tion by the faculty, we certainly hope we 
are, for we believe that the abolition of all 
requirements as to class attendance would 
be a step forward in 

Is Youth Radical? 

by Virginia Pickins 

Young radicals! That's what we are 
called today. So many of our elders see in 
us, the youth of the nation, only a group 
of innocent and often ignorant, young up- 
starts, who have set about to reform the 
nation and the world. They have the idea 
that we are totally unaware of our bless- 
ings and the glorious heritage which is 
ours. To many of them we are almost as 
bad as fifth columnists because we seem 
to reject all things which are old and tra- 
ditional in order to bring in some new 
order or unheardof way of doing things. 
We are thankful, indeed, for those tolerant 
and sympathetic souls who love us. and to 
those who apparently misunderstand and 
condemn us, we would like to make reply. 

We, the youth of the United States, real- 
ize that we are not perfect. There are 
among us, irresponsible, happy-go-lucky, 
mischievous, young people; and yet there 
are many serious thinking, intelligent lead- 
ers, who will guide our nation in the years 
to come. Both groups are receiving criti- 
cism today; the former, because they do 
too little, and the latter because they try 
to do too much. No matter to which group 
we may belong, I think it can be truthfully 
said that we all appreciate the lives 

accomplishments of our ancestors, who 
lived and died that we might have America 
and all that it stands for today. 

We too remember the Mayflower, the 
Declaration of Independence, and the Civil 
War; we too are proud of the progress of 
our nation and the liberties and privileges 
which we enjoy. It is because we love our 
country that we are interested in preserv- 
ing the present good and abolishing the 
existent evil. 

We have lived during the depression and 
the aftermath of war, when jobs were 
scarce and money was lacking. We have 
felt the pressure of the great problems, as 
we with our parents and friends have had 
to face them. Today the world is still in 
chaos and another great war is knocking 
on our own front door. 

We have a pretty good idea of what suf- 
fering and evil is, and as the leaders of 
the world tomorrow, it is our aim to bring 
happiness, peace and prosperity to all peo- 
ple. When we condemn certain policies or 
suggest other ones, we are not trying to 
undermine our government, but to further 
its progress and security. We love America, 
and because we love her, we are going to 
give our best, yes even our very lives, to 
preserve the ideals for which our fathers 
died and to make progress each day that 
ive live. 

Education In A 

by Pauline Thomas 

It seems a pity, but it is true that one , of 
the first institutions to be sacrificed m time 
of war or even in preparation for war tf 
that of education. From a report in The 
American Teacher" published by the 
American Federation of Teachers, teachers 
stand to lose from three different sources: 
Plus the fact that they face an increased 
cost of living, their salaries are liable to 
cuts from both local and federal govern- 

Our public schools are the first to sur- 
fer from this economy program with taxes 
being raised higher than ever before. Hypo- 
critical individuals who call themselves 
"real patriots" are draining money from 
educational funds, cutting teachers' sala- 
ries and barring additional equipment 
from schools, in the cause of "national de- 
fense." Reactionary and excited persons, 
groups and organizations are exploiting the 
"cause" by undermining faith in our public 


Attacks are being launched now against 
the Rugg textbooks in social studies and 
the Beard histories as being "a sneer at 
American institutions" and "poison to the 
winds of youth." As George S. Counts, 
President of the Federation points out in 
an article on teaching patriotism these 
criticisms are not being led by scholarly 
persons but by partisan political groups, 
"in the spirit of a lynching party. . . ." 
They are being condemned on the basis of 
neighborhood gossip and twisted newspa- 
per accounts. 

Books which have been the result of 
long years of experiment and study in an 
attempt to give children truthfully and ac- 
curately an understanding of their history 
and society, are being thrown out of schools 
by people who have never even read them. 

Academic freedom in the classroom or 
out for both teacher and student seems also 
to be.disappearing. Last summer eight stu- 
dents were expelled from the University 
of Michigan for being active in campus 
peace demonstrations. Persons not in agree- 
ment with the present defense programs 
are jailed. Teachers are afraid to present 
their original views for losing their posi- 
tions, and students are no longer told to 
question all they hear in favor of reason 
and logic. In Zechariah Chafee's book 
"Freedom of Speech" are identical records 
of violations of civil rights made during 
the World War. 

"A man named Clark was sentenced for 
having threatened to kill the president be- 
cause he said, "I wish Wilson were in hell 
and I had the power to put him there." 
The court held that Wilson could not be 

in hell if he were not dead. 

"Rev. Clarence H. Waldron of Windsor, 
Vt. sentenced to fifteen years imprison! 
ment for a pacifist pamphlet maintaining 
that war is inconsistent with Christianity." 

Molly Steimer was sentenced to a lik e 
term for being one of a group that threw 
leaflets from a window at the corner of 
Huston and Crosby Streets in New York 
City denouncing the sending of American 
trops to Vladivostok as illegal. Govern- 
ment officials later declared that it was an 
illegal act. In deference of the sentence 
Chief Justice Holmes of the Supreme Court 
said, "In this case sentences of twenty 
years' imprisonment have been imposed for 
the publishing of two leaflets that I be- 
lieve the defendants had as much right to 
publish as the government has to publish 
the constitution of the United States, now 
vainly invoked by them." Words of the 
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. 

In the words of an English clergyman, 
"Yes, democracy is a precious thintf. but it 
doesn't mean equality of education, in 
England we believe that there is common 
work to do and we keep a class of people 
to do that work, and that has nothing to 
do with higher education." 

It seems hard to believe that some indi- 
viduals are selfish and despotic enough to 
regard education as something harmful and 
dangerous. It's also distressing to know 
that loyal and patriotic people who ask for 
more educational appropriations and social 
welfare for the people are being called 
"subversive," and "unamerican." 

We cannot forget that democracy begins 
in the classroom. The great task of teach- 
ing the meaning of true patriotism, the 
love of equal opportunity, and an evalua- 
tion of the imperishables, rests today upon 
our teacher in American schools. They 
have the difficult task of remaining ra- 
tional and of teaching the truth in an irra- 
tional world where truth is* side-tracked. 

If the much discussed morale of youth 
can be improved it had best be attained 
through education and employment and 
not by those who would take advantage of 
their insecurity and lack of experience. 
Schools realize the importance of vocation- 
al training along with the knowledge of 
how to shoulder a gun. 

In "This Land of Liberty" people are get- 
ting the jitters, and in their desire for 
unity and solidarity are very set to substi- 
tute democracy for the totalitarian way of 
doing things. Training children to be fu- 
ture citizens in a democracy can be at- 
tained under a democratic set up, which 
calls for less budgeting and economizing. 

Student Is Irate 

Dear Mr. Editor: 

It seems to me that it's just about time 
the student body of this cultured Chris- 
tian institution woke up to the fact that 
they are having the wool pulled over their 
eyes. Within the last year— probably so 
that being gradual, the changes would seem 
less severe — the following coup d'etats 
have taken place: 

1. A flat rate for tuition was thrust upon 
us. The main point of argument for this 
being that students carrying a large num- 
ber of semester hours would get by much 
more cheaply than at the antiquated hourly 
rate of five dollars. 

2. A ruling was passed which prohibited 
a student's taking more than fifteen hours. 

3. This semester, we have compulsory 

4. And now, they take our cuts away 
from us. This move most directly affected 
the students, and yet the students were in 
no wise consulted about the proposal but 
were merely informed that the change was 
to go into effect. 

5. They say that they have abolished 
exam week, and will leave the question of 
tests "entirely up to the professor". How- 
ever, the majority of the professors plan to 
turn it into a "quiz week", with the quizzes 
just as stiff if not suffer than the exams 
Some professors are even planning to di 

vide their tests so that they will take up 
two one-hour class periods — the two hour 
period being the same as the regular mid- 
term exam. Under this system, there will 
be no limit to the number of tests given 
on the same day; and the poor stud. -nt will 
probably have to study for a quiz and pre 
pare for his regular classes all on the same 

Why don't we get up a petition and ap 
peal to the administration? If we're going 
to be treated as grammar-school enddren, 
we might as well have the privileges as 
well as the restrictions. It does seem as 
though they could give us a "big and little 
recess", so that we could have our quota 
of exercise and a bottle of milk in the mid- 
dle of the morning. 

Maybe we should all wear uniforms of 
some kind. Towering stone walls and a 
padlocked gate would fit the scene well, 

And we're supposed to be grown men and 
women living in a democracy, and attend- 
ing a liberal arts college. 

Irate Student 

P-S. I only hope they don't catch up 
with me and make me write "I am a bad, 
bad, boy", one-hundred times. 


The Hilltop News 

News Sport Page 

Uster Gingold, Editor 


All Star - Dorm Tilt 
Ends In Tie Due To 
Last Minute Score 

Twenty seconds left to play and the Dormitory made the most of it 
in scoring a touchdown pass to tie the Phillips All Stars 6-6 and leave 
the Independent League with a tie for the championship. 

A light, fast, and scrappy All Star team completely dominated the 
field until the waning moments when Cas Tyburski faded back and 
heaved a forty yard pass to Skinny Mclnnish who raced 50 yards for a 
touchdown. The All Stars tally was registered in the third period when 
Malcolm Sims shot a long pass to George Harper to set the ball in scor- 
ing position. The score came on a shuffle pass from Harper to Beckham. 
George Harper, captain of the All 

Stars, showed the link that made up 
their title— star— with his capable 
field generalship. The lone score 
for the Dorm squad was made after 
Captain Harper was taken from the 
game due to a leg injury suffered 
when an opposing linesman at- 
tempted to block his kick. 

Slippery Stuart Carlton, who has 
been dynamite to opposing forces 
all year, was well guarded and the 
wet turf was another reason that 
his running feats were kept under 

KAs Win— 

A clicking Kappa Alpha team ran 
true to form in handing the Lamb- 
da Chi outfit their first defeat of 
the year 21-0, Monday afternoon in 
Munger Bowl. The KA.s were held 
to one tally in the first half but 
pushed across two touchdowns in 
the final quarter with a safety to 
run their total of points to 21. 

Flashy runs and short completed 
passes featured the K.A. attack 
while the Lambda Chi lads showed 
speed and fighting in holding the 
score. This tussle was the hardest 
fought thus far on the Hilltop and 
until the final whistle the spirit was 
at a high tide. 

Tom Cleveland snagged two 
passes to score while Frank Domi- 
nick crossed the goal line for the 
six points. Five men were cen- 
tered on the husky Howell Heflin 
in attempt to break the L.X.A. line 
while Slinging George Brown tossed 
passes to Pruitt for the rare gains. 
Tom Dill complained of crooked 
politics keeping him on the side- 
lines through the first three quar- 
ters and wants another chance to 
play against them for 60 minutes. 
SAE's Thump DS's— 

Taking advantage of the early 
breaks the S.A.E. footballers gave 
the Delta Sigs a 27-6 licking Tues- 
day afternoon to run their string 
of victories to three games against 
one tie. 

Latrelle Jones exhibited a beauti- 
ful running attack behind the stout 
blocking of Hudson, Bartlett, Fau- 
cette and Updike for the SA.E. 
forces. The lone score of the Delta 
Sigs was set up in the second quar- 
ter after Graham booted the ball 
from in back of his goal line 85 
yards up the field. Aston then 
passed to Graham a few plays later 
to mark up six points. 

55 Le£t 

Horse - Pitchers 
In Competition 
For Laurels 

Fifty-five Southerners are out to 
ring poles from now until Novem- 
ber 6th when the last man will be 
eliminated in the first Open Horse- 
shoe Tournament on the Hilltop. 

Scene of the action is Munger 
Bowl and overtime work was neces- 
sary to get the pits ready and ac- 
cording to the blacksmithies four 
pairs of shiny new shoes are also 
ready for action. 

A definite time and date has been 
set for all matches but if the time 
and date are inconvenient the 
match must be played before the 
scheduled time, otherwise a double 
forfeit will be called. Many of the 
matches are being played in ad- 
vance and the tourney will prob- 
ably be finished ahead of time. 

Independents will start action in 
the Horseshoe Meet, November 4th, 
when the Faculty team takes on the 
Blues at 3:30 in Munger Bowl. 
There will be two singles teams and 
one doubles team and matches will 
consist of the best two out of three 

The Independents are scheduled 
for two rounds of play so there will 
be more than four weeks of shoe 
slinging in the bowl. 


senior sports manager, is shown 
above on the campus tennis court 
as she went about being a fine 
example for her feilovv sports- 
women. The turnout for the va- 
rious sports has been excellent so 
far and Virginia expressed the 
hope that it would continue. — 
Photo by Cranshaw. 

Fraternity Football Schedule 

Mon., Nov. 4— B. K. vs. D. S. 
Tues., Nov. 5— L. X. A. vs. A.T.O. 
Wed., Nov. 6— K. A. vs. S. A. E. 
Thurs., Nov. 7— B. K. vs. A. T. O. 
Fri., Nov. 8— L. X. A. vs. S. A. E. 

Wed., Nov. 6 — D. S. vs. Pi K. A. 

Hotalen - Voigt 
Meet In Final 
Birdie Clash 

Singing birdies are sizzling out as 
Bill Hotalen and Bill Voigt meet 
Monday afternoon to decide the 
championship in the Men's Open 
Single Badminton Tournament. 

Bill Voigt smashed through six 

rounds of fierce play in defeating 

such outstanding players as Wiley 

Livingston and Frank Dominick. 

Bill Hotalen reached the finals 
after he outlasted J. A. Reynolds 
and passed by Reynolds, Herren 
and Collins. 

Play in the badminton matches 
will be completed by next Wednes- 
day, November 6th. 

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Pi Phis Ahead In 
Tennis Tournament 


Tennis sharks from Pi Beta Phi came out on top in the first match 
of the Intersorority Finals with the Kappa Deltas. As we went to press, 
the Pi Phi's were still slightly favored as winners, with stiff competition 
from the K. D. ranks and excellent playing in general making it an 
exciting tournament Tuesday Pi Phis Katherine Moriarty and Virginia 
Jackson defeated Harriet Phillips and Rosemary Marshall 6-0, 6-4. 
In the second round last week 

Pi Phi's triumphed over the Alpha 
Chi's, winning all three matches. 
Ethel Morland and Virginia Van der 
Veer defeated Louise Campbell and 
Beulah Gilliland, 7-5, 6-1; Katherine 
Moriarty and Virginia Jackson won 
from Elise Wheeler and Glen Jen- 
kins, 6-1, 6-3; and the same Pi Phi 
team defeated Frances Friddle and 
Bebe Faust, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1. 

Orchids should be in order for 
Elise Wheeler, Barbara Calloway 
and Florence Throckmorton. 
They're sorority presidents who 
showed their real leadership by 
playing on their sorority teams 
themselves. And their playing was 
definitely of the not to-be-scoffed-at 

Congratulations to the winnah, 
Catherine Grubbs! Winning all 
eleven games she played in the 
Horseshoe Tournament, with only 
sixty points scored against her, 
Catherine Grubbs has the distinc- 
tion of winning the first Women's 
Intramural Open Tournament. 
Running her close seconds were 
Jean Arnold, Evelyn Curtis, Louise 
McLane, and Wanda De Ramus. 

Small independent teams have 
been combined into two strong non- 
sorority teams. One out of town, 
Ramsay, West End and Woodlawn 
teams combined to form team No. 1 
with Catherine Grubbs as cap ">in 

and Kathleen Draper and Nell 
Scrogin as assistant captains. Wan- 
da De Ramus and Vaneta Jay will 
head team No. 2, composed of the 
small schools, Ensley and Phillips 

Independents will play horse- 
shoes next, entries closing Novem- 
ber 4, and play beginning November 
11. Badminton is next in open tour- 
naments. Sororities will vie for 
honors in table tennis. Entries close 
November 4 and play begins No- 
vember 11. Remember, you don't 
have to be an expert. Just come 
on out and join in the fun. 

W. A. A. is sponsoring a hike Sat- 
urday, November 2. All who are 
interested should meet in Stockham 
at 10 o'clock and bring a bit to eat. 



Phone 7-9511 

407 North 20th St. 

Dont you like the 
corduroy jumper 
she's wearing! It's 
only 4.00 in Love- 
man's Sport Shop. 

3 Cheers for 


Marjorie Holcomb 
the 1939 Miss 

is show ing you the 
autographed football 
the Freshmen won 
in the Benefit game 
for the Crippled 
Children's Clinic. 
Look closely and 
you'll see Mickey's 
and Judy's names! 

You'll meet your friends at 

Loveman, Joseph & Loeb 

The Hilltop News 

Page Four 


At Last 

Tommy's A Great Pup 


Of course you've seen her on the campus— everybody's noticed her. 
You see, just every girl isn't cute enough to be immediately accepted by 
Tom and Lucie and when a young lady is continually in their presence, 
she merits attention. Then, too, she's something of a mystery woman, 
for nothing is known about her past. We refer, of course, to Tommy, 
the Terrier. 

Tommy just wandered into life 
here at 'Southern, and she's been so 
happy that she doesn't want to 
leave. She first appeared at one 
of Mr. Anderson's music apprecia- 
tion classes. 

A few days later she followed 
Lucie home, and now she seems to 
be a permanent fixture. Professors 
are getting used to having her in 
their classes. The cafeteria accepts 
her as a regular customer. The 
glee club can get along without her 
no better than they could without 

Tommy is a wonderful pup. She 
eats anything, stands for her food, 
never barks in class, and comes 
when called. Tom Dill is taking 
her home to Gadsden with him this 
week-end. You must admit she 
learns fast to be such a young lady. 

Just a word of warning, Tommy. 
Stay away from the News office. 
Duchess might be jealous, and she 
claws— we know!!! 

discussion. According to Huddle- 
ston, it is old-fashioned and needs 
to be modernized. 

Also on the docket for Monday 
night is the question of an Inter- 
fraternity Pledge Council. The con- 
census of opinion of people on the 
campus seems to be that the pledges 
would benefit greatly by such a 

To Discuss 
Pledge Plan 

"They're awful!" was Interfrat 
Council Prexy John Huddleston's 
terse comment on the present fra- 
ternity rush rules, "Something 
ought to be done." 

The Council will meet Monday 
night to discuss this problem and 
hear from the committee which has 
been investigating the evils of the 
present system. The committee 
consists of Latrelle Jones, S.A.E. 
chairman; John Graham, Delta Sig, 
and Harold Wingfield, Beta Kappa. 

The interfraternity Council Con- 
stitution will also be a subject for 


Hilltop Tenor Is 
Famous Fellow 


Remember the tenor who took all those high notes in the jury of 
TBJ fame? Just in case you've been wondering who he is (like we did) 
we went detecting around and finally uncovered the modest culprit — 
Rex Windham, a sophomore transfer from Alabama State Teachers Col- 
lege in Troy. 

But the most interesting thing 
about Rex is not that he sang first 
tenor in the male octet and the 
acappella choir there, but rather 
that this summer his voice led him 
into all sorts of exciting and novel 

While warbling with Glenn 

Brown's orchestra in Florida, he 

was seen and heard by one of those 
too-good to-be-true rich men. who 
had little difficulty persuading Rex 
to go with him on his yacht to New 
Orleans, via Biloxi and Mobile. 
(Imagine! a Hilltopper hitch-hiking 
on a real live yacht with a real live 
millionaire — or maybe it was just 

In New Orleans Mr. Shane intro- 
duced Rex to several famous or- 
chestra leaders, who did things for 
him and for his voice. Ted Fio- 
rito, for whom he sang, said Rex 
had a radio voice altogether, and 
promptly got him auditioned with 
Hal Kemp on New Orleans' WWL. 

Perhaps Rex's nonchalance may 
be explained by his previous mike 
experience; he sang for the first 
time on the air in Dothan while 
still a tiny tot of twelve; and in the 
last three years has sung over all 
Montgomery stations. Now he is 
thinking seriously of making radio 
singing his profession, and it sounds 
as if he'll make a go of it. 

The audition in New Orleans led 
to a steady job for Rex, singing 
with George McQueen's orchestra in 
the Moulin Rouge for a month. He'd 
have been there yet. he declares, 
but his folks (who play and sing, 
too) came to get him, and brought 
him back alive— and still 
to 'Southern. 

P S. Aren't we glad? 

Hilltop News' 


Local Hams 
Get Chance 
At Jefferson 

Nope, you don't need glasses! 
Those two "sons of liberty" at the 
Jefferson Theatre are Tommy Ryan 
and Arthur Griffin. 

As the curtain rose on "Pursuit 
of Happiness," for the first time 
Monday night, Tommy and Arthur 
filled the only extra parts offered 
to Birmingham actors. 

It's true that these two Southern 
players speak "nary a word," but 
their facial expressions — well, it's 
just good acting, that's all! 

Dr. Abernathy helped them get 
the professional jobs. 

Director Henderson, stage direc- 
tor of the Jefferson Theatre Play- 
ers, asked the Prof to get him two 
men for the bit roles. And there 
you have it! 

Scribe Turns Plumber 


It all began Monday morning. 

Mondays are bad enough as is, but last Monday-Ugh! 
Like good reporters are supposed to do, I rushed into the Hilltop 
News office last Monday morning to get my weekly assignments All 
weekend there had been running through my mind pleasant possibilities 
If what they might be, something like interviewing the potential beauty 

queen or such. 

One entering the room and dash- 
ing up to the bulletin board, what 
did I find. I quote, "SPEED (yes 
in capital letters) get story about 
feet of pipe around campus, how 
many times it will go around world 
etc. Also how campaign 'Please 
Keep Off Grass' signs is coming 

I stepped back, scratched my 
head, and stepped, up again to re- 
read the thing, to be sure that I 
was seeing correctly. How many 
feet of pipe around the campus? 
"Gosh", I muttered, "Cash must be 
getting bad off for news if he wants 
a story like that. Anyway where 
can I get son/e information, why 
some of these buildings have been 
here for fifty years." 

The next day, though. I decided 
to tackle the job regardless of con- 

At first Mr. Yielding was wary of 
me but at last he, too, recognized 
my innocence and began to talk. 
Did he know how many feet of pipe 
was on 'Southern's campus? No, but 
he did know where they left the 
street and the route they took from 
one building to another. I began 
to draw an outline, in the mean- 
time thinking how in the world I 
could measure all that gas, water, 
and sewage pipe. 
He couldn't even hint at the feet 

There is no need for 
you to worry about 

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of pipe in the different buildings. 
Frankly, I didn't care, I had enough 
for a story. After thanking him I 
rushed down to the Hilltop office 
and began to figure. 

For an hour a profusion of num- 
bers, estimates and figures ran 
through my head. Finally the fin- 
insh; 720,000 feet of pipe on 'South- 
em's campus. Next came the story 
which took me another hour to com- 
plete. All was well, and here came 

I began to joke about how many 
feet of water pipe between Mun- 
ger and Ramsey and how many be- 
tween the Library and the Book 
Store. Cash would look at me and 
frown and I wondered, now what's 
the matter with that boy. He picked 
up my story and began to read, all 
the while continuing to frown. 
When he finished he looked up and 
6tared at me. 

"Speed," he said, "have you lost 
your mind. I didn't mean water 
pipe, or gas pipe or sewage pipe. I 
meant pipe around the campus." 

I was startled and then finally it 
dawned. "Oh." I said. "You didn't 
mean pipe, you meant rail." 

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Page Five 

Social lAJlllri lij lurk 




Ghosts Steal Show 
In Campus Society 

Ghosts and goblins, witches and black cats had their annual hey-day 
as Hallowe'en provided inspiration for sorority and fraternity spook 

The K. A.*s traditionally have the spookiest spook party of the cam- 
pus. This year K. A.'s and their dates took their skeletons to the old 
Blue Crystal Night Club atop Shades Mountain, scared each other, dates, 
and even the spooks themselves. 

John A. Reynolds was the "House 
of Horror" or had charge of it, ac- 
cording to a K. A. who refused to 
make a difference. Dyer Carlisle 
was the soothsayer who predicted 
mid-term exams for all present, and 
all the pledges haunted the house. 

Among young ladies invited were 
Evelyn Lewis, Pam Cheatham, Dor- 
othy Irving, Jane Henderson, Rebec- 
ca Gray, Martha Ann Paty, Martha 
Gary Smith, Clyde Gragg, Pauline 
Brown, Myra Ware Williams, 
Frances Atkinson, Courtney Twin- 
ing, Ann Reynolds, Addie Lee 
Dunn, Rita Bell Farr, Gwenn Best, 
Cindy Nelson, Alma Nance and Cor- 
nelia Ousler. 

The Delta Sig pledges entertained 
actives and their dates at a Hal- 
lowe'en house dance. Punch was 
served from a large pumpkin and 
sandwiches appeared in the forms 
of witches and spooks. 

Young ladies invited were Ann 
Mutch, Elise Wheeler, Betty O'Con- 
nell, Edna Earle Barnes, Mary Eve- 
lyn Lollar, Jane Green, Josephine 
Smith, and Mary Frances Cook. 

The Alpha Chis really made a 
day of it with a pledge tea for all 
other sorority pledges in the Alpha 
Chi room and an Alpha Chi party 
Hallowe'en night with dates. 

Games and songs provided the 
fun at the tea while ghost stories 
and square dancing were on the 
program at Jean Fugitt's where the 
Hallowe'en party was held. 

Pi Phi pledges honored other so- 
rority pledges at a tea Wednesday 
in the Pi Phi room. A traditional 
Cookie Shine and Hallowe'en party 
Wednesday night honored Frances 

Gamma Phi 
Gets Another 

Gamma Phi Beta initiated Joanna 
Thorpe Tuesday afternoon in the 
Gamma Phi room. 

Barbara Callaway, president, con- 
ducted the services. 

An autumn party honoring the 
new initiate and Gamma Phi 
pledges will be given November 8 
at the camp of Elaire Cooper. 

Kappa Delta Has 
First Supper 

The Kappa Deltas were guests of 
Flay McPherson Tuesday for their 
first bi-monthly supper of the col- 
lege year. 

Autumn leaves decorated the din- 
ing table over which was placed a 
cellophane cover and fall fruit was 
used to carry out the autumn theme. 

K. D.'s present were Ethelyn 
Burns, Addie Lee Dunn, Lydia 
Lucas, Rosemary Marshall, Harriet 
Matthews, Lucie Monette, Cornelia 
Ousler, Harriet Louise Phillips and 
Florence Throckmorton. 

Sara Watson, Jennie May Webb, 
Harriet Wheeler, Alice Wise, Carol 
Marie Davis, Lil Culley, Louise De- 
Bardeleben. Mildred Moore and 
Edith Morton. 

Jean Harris, Jane Huddleston, 
Marguerite Jones, Beatrice Auby, 
Marion Bumgardner, and Eugenia 

Gentry, newly pledged. Bobbing 
for apples and silly games, thought 
up by Almeta Anderson, furnished 
the fun. 

The Beta Kappa Mothers gathered 
to talk about their sons at a tea 
Wednesday at the home of Mrs. 
Bathurst; Hallowe'en was still the 
main idea. 

The Anatomy Lab skeleton was 
seen taking a journey Tuesday for 
Skull and Bones initiation, and if 
he bothered you last night just see 
that he returns to his proper closet 
in the Lab after enjoying Hal- 
lowe'en freedom. 

Hilltop Choir 
Doubles Size 
Of Roster 

Director of Music Raymond F. 
Anderson has finished this year's 
try-outs for the college choir to 
discover that he has over twice as 
many applicants for the Hilltop 
choral work as took part in the col- 
lege's "best of state" group last 

The result is a division of the 105 
potential choristers into a Junior or 
preparatory choir, and the formation 
of the Senior Choir to represent the 
school in concerts. 

Wednesday, the junior group took 
part in the convocation program. 
The two sections will alternate in 
the future for the chapel series. 

After expressing his pleasure at 
the rare quantity and quality of the 
year's new voices, Mr. Anderson 
said that future membership in the 
choir would depend upon a sincere 
interest in the study and apprecia- 
tion of music, and the ability of the 
applicant to carry a tune. 

Geography Club 
Elects Officers 

The Geography Club on the cam- 
pus had its first meeting of the 
current year last Thursday. The 
members elected are Shelby Wal- 
thall, president, and Mary Penrud- 
dock for secretary. The meeting 
was called in the home of Dr. 
Tower. Several books related to 
geography were reviewed on the 

The next meeting is set for Wed- 
nesday the thirtieth in Ramsay 15. 
The club is planning several trips 
so all those who are interested in 
this subject are invited to attend. 

Say it with Our Flowers 
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413 N. 21st Street 
Birmingham, Ala. 

Board Gives 
Parties For 

Mortar Board entertained Mrs. 
Holcombe Green, vistiing national 
officer, Monday on the campus. 

Mrs. Wyatt Hale entertained Mor- 
tar members, faculty advisors, and 
faculty members at a luncheon Mon- 
day at her home. 

Guests included Mrs. Green, Mrs. 
Eoline Moore, Dr. Henry Shanks, 
Dr. J. A. Malone, Margaret Ann 
Wilmore, Frances Harris, Gene Mc- 
Coy, Mrs. Russell Cunningham, and 
active members of Mortar Board, 
who are Ruth Bell, president; Les- 
lie Thorpe Kaylor, Barbara Callo- 
way, Elizabeth Roark, Grace Gam- | 
ble, Margaret Hickman, Julia Thie- 
monge, Virginia Van der Veer, and 
Nell Echols Burks. 

m m ml 

Hula Dancer 
To Attend 
Party Tonite 

A real hula dance will be the 
feature attraction at the student 
night party this Friday night in 
the Student Activity Building. 

Mortar Board will be host at the 
party which will have as its theme 
an imaginary trip to Hawaii. Dr. 
Posey, who was exchange profes- 
sor at the University of Hawaii last 
year, will talk informally of his 
experiences in the Islands. 

But to get back to the hula dance, 
it will not be performed by Dr. 
Posey as some of the students were 
saying around the campus last 
week, but it will be done by his 
small daughter, Blythe. 

Afterwards Hawaiian games will 
be played and refreshments will be 
served. As usual the entire student 
body is invited to be present. 

K. A. Gets Three 

If the Kappa Alpha boys' heads 
appear slightly larger than usual it 
is due to the fact that they have 
had such good luck in their rush- 
ing lately. 

The last additions are Bob Bragan, 
Kenneth Crotty and George Plos- 

MRS. HOLCOMBE GREEN, national officer of Mortar Board, who vis- 
ited the campus last Monday, is shown above with Mrs. Wyatt Hale 
and Ruth Bell, president of the Hilltop chapter. While on the campus 
Mrs. Green was feted at luncheon at the Dean's home and supper at 
the Paty*s. — Photo by Cranshaw. 

Language Frat 
Elects Six 

Eta Sigma Phi, national honorary 
society for Latin and Greek met 
last Sunday at the home of Grace 
Fealey. At this time six people 
were initiated. Ernest Brown, 
Frances Blake, Henry Hanna, Ran- 

dolph Hanna, Ethel Morland, and 
James Smith, with President Grace 
Fealy conducting the initiation. Dr. 
Key read a paper and plans for the 
coming year were discussed. 

Faculty members present were 
Dr. Key, Dr. Hawk, and Dr. Mat- 
thews. This organization will have 
the tea next Sunday and wishes 
to extend a cordial invitation to all 
to attend. 


Youth Adores 

St ? lil o* 


Dolly Dale, Jr. 

Perfumes, manicures, and icented soap are no longer lux- 
uries. These articles are now a necessity for a girl to be well- 
groomed. Tweed is still one of ti • favorites of the Lentheric 
perfumes, although Pink Party is fast becom- 
ing popular with the college co-eds. Tailspin, A4lj r * g ^/7 a Mli^ 
by Lucien LeLong is another perfume that has 
taken the girls by storm since its first arrival 
at the perfume bar on the first floor of Pizitz. 
For the perfume to suit your personality, try 
the famous perfume bar at Pizitz. 

Rosemary Marshall picked Lucien LeLong's 
"Indiscreet" at her favorite perfume, while 
Ethylyn Burns chose "Toujours Moi." A real- 
ly smart girl selects a suitable perfume and 
sticks to it. 

A new kind of cold cream soap is now on 
the market for those who do not like to use 
cold cream but like the way it cleanses the 
face. This cold cream soap is put out by Luxor, 
Houbigant, Harriet Hubbard Ayer, Evening 
in Paris, and many others. With this soap that 
is now so popular you can also get dusting 
powder in many different scents, lilac or 
gardenia in the Luxor dusting powder for 49c, 
April Showers in the Cappi dusting powder 
for 79c. Be sure and see the complete line of 
toiletries on the first floor of Pizitz. 

Nice looking finger nails are another neces- 
sity. Three out of four people notice hands and 
nails, so if you aren't careful about the way 
your nails look, you won't be considered well- 
groomed. Pizitz has manicuring sets of all 
sizes by the foremost manufacturers in the 
U. S. A. Among these you will find LaCrosse, 
Revelon, Peggy Sage and Cutex. These sets 
are in the toiletries on the first floor of Pizitz. 

See you soon, 



The Hilltop News 


by tke ducked* 



bat ask anybody at b s c 

tke duchess is tops filthy 

every week or so we sympathize 
with poor, poor christian — the latest 
is that clancy has a pretty strict 
ruling at her house, which only per 
mits her to get out on certain nights 
of the week, and it so happens that 
on these nights christian has to 
work — poor boy, he'll never be able 
to make any time as long as this 
keeps up— christian is a fine boy 
maybe we could get up a petition 
or else picket the clancy house 
with a sign reading "the Clancy's 
are unfair to organized labor." . . . 

the whole paper this week will 
probably look like an april fool's 
issue — the news mascot, the duchess, 
has finally decided that she'd rather 
sleep in the copy basket than any- 
wheer else. . . my, but the hilltop 
Is going to be one even more bar- 
ren looking place after all the boys 
get conscripted, every issue of the 
paper that appeared on the hill 
caused a minor riot by all the boys 
of age, and by all the girls, for 
reasons too obvious to mention. . . 
we especially nouced shelby wal- 
thall. whose name was called early 
in the lottery, looking through the 
paper to see if he could find any 
fellow sufferers. . . 

and the dean In convocation, talk- 
ing about his "parking worries," 
come, come dr. hale, this isn't 

spring, and a young man's fancy 
ought not to be turning. . . we were 
sorely disappointed in waiter ander 
son the other day— we thought he 
was pretty much of a killer-diller, 
but he was seen sitting in a car at 
the rail, presumably studying, with 
flea mclaughlin sound asleep in the 
back seat— could it be that the an 
derson has ceased to exert his fatal 
charm on the members of the 

! i guess well have to bull i 
the editor says we must 

thought we saw the afore- 
mentioned rupert the rant the other 
day— 'twas such a fascinatingly 
handsome-looking devil— but it turn- 
ed out to be only lumpkin, the 
campus darling. . . 

the shining hope or the music de 
partment, with both mcgill and 
turner in the tenor section due for 
graduation, amazes us more and 
more every time we see him— in the 
first place, he has such a voice, that 
those sitting before him in choir 
class swear that they have to hold 
on to the seats to keep from being 
blown out — and what's more on top 
of all this, he's a swell fellow. . . 
we certainly did enjoy the music 
department's charming little ex- 
travaganza last week — replete with 
beautiful scene-stealing on the part 
of all the principals, hamming on 
the part of the male chorus, and 
galloping all over the stage on the 
part of the charming, vocal, grace- 
ful bridemaid's chorus — seriously, 
though, we're inclined to agree with 
the good dean, who said it looked 
more like something that would 
come at the end of the year, rather 
than like a first production. . . 

we've just been kidding about 
this love-in-bloom business but it 
begins to look pretty serious when 
maisie is picked for the a to repre- 
sentative in the beauty parade. . . 


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we can only hope and trust 

it would also seem that a certain 
affair has reached the turner-ing 
point somebody has been dunn in. . . 
it's not even guess-work any more 
where whiting is concerned he defi- 
nitely has a payne in his cardiac 
regions . . . one of the freshwomen 
is still getting around— when it 
lasts this long it s usually a sure 
thing— the boys seem to want 
moore and moore of her. . . the 
fair mr. huddleston is getting al- 
most as florid as brother george— 
in fact he's almost beaty. . . one of 
the ka boys aims to get ahead in 
the world — anyway he's going farr. . 

She's the dame who's always 
after man-adventures — and finds 
them! And she isn't as dumb as 
she would have you think. 

Lynne Carver and Billie Burke 
are included in the supporting cast. 
Dulcy's the dumb-bell dame who's 
so daffy, she's dandy! 

Lyric Theater 

we could think of something to my 
we couldn't so i guess we'd better 
It a day 

Strand Theater 

The Strand Theater is now show- 
ing "Dulcy"— the Society Screwball 
who is so daffy. Anything can 
happen in this picture with Ann 
Sothern, as Dulcy, Ian Hunter and 
Roland Young, and everything does 

The Lyric Theater is holding over 
the picture from the Alabama. 
"Strike Up the Band," is the latest 
Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney epic, 
only this one has Paul Whitman 
and Orchestra, too. 

The Rooney-Garland newly organ- 
ized high school band gives Whit 
man and Co. some close competition 
when Judy sings "Our Love Af 
fair" Mickey moons. 

Mickey proves to his mother that 
drums instead of medicine is his 
life, and Judy is there to get Mickey 
out of the jams he invariably gets 
himself into. 

terests from the big city hospital to 
a country town. 

Lew Ayres is a more serious Dr. 
Kildare than previously and Lionel 
Barrymore still barks orders as the 
regular and gruff-box. The young 
doctor and his veteran preceptor 
invade the important field of pre- 
ventive medicine. 

The town is finally convinced 
that this measure is needed when 
Citizen Number One is infected by 
the swimming hole. 
Toraine Day supplies the roman- 
tic interest in Kildare. 

Empire Theater 

Ritz Theater 

The Ritz is now showing the 
latest of the Dr. Kildare series, 
"Dr. Kildare Goes Home." In this 
medicine and mystery adventure 
the scientific thrills and heart in- 

The Empire Theater is now show- 
ing "Flowing Gold." John Gurfield, 
Frances Farmer, and Pat O'Brien 
are featured in this story of love 
and excitement with the oil fields 
of the West as a background. 

O'Brien is the foreman and Gar- 
field become friends, work together, 
and finally fall in love together— 
with the same girl, Miss Farmer. 

Thrills, excitement, and entertain- 
ment arise from the complications 
of the relationships of these three. 
The supporting cast includes Ray- 
mond Walburn, Cliff Edwards, and 
Tom Kennedy. 



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because Chesterfield concentrates on the important things in 
smoking. \oxx smoke Chesterfields and find them cool and 
pleasant \ ou light one after another, and they really taste bet- 
ter. You buy pack after pack, and find them definitely milder. 
For complete smoking satisfaction 
Make yOUr f ^ W a better cigarette 

next pack 




The Hilltop News 

The Students' Newspaper 

To Run 

VOL. II, No. 9 Z-2 

Birmingham, Ala. 

Friday, November 15, 1940 

Interfrat Council 
Revises Rush Rules 

A motion for deferred rushing was defeated at last Monday night's 
meeting of the Interfraternity Council. Again this year rushing will be 
the week of Freshmen Orientation, with pledging on Friday of that 

Plans for organization of a date registration bureau were presented 
by the rushing committee, composed of John Graham, Delta Sigma Phi; 
Hal Wingfield, Beta Kappa; and Joe Gordon, Pi Kappa Alpha. 

The bureau will be in Dr. Tower's 
office during rush week, and all 
dates with /ushees must be regis- 
tered with a member of the Inter 
fraternity Council from 8:00 A.M. 
to 5:00 P.M. by fraternity members. 
No date with a rushee may be made 
after 5:00 P.M. for the same night, 
but dates for other nights may be 
made after this hour ,and registered 
immediately the next morning. 

The council decided that preferen- 
tial bidding shall be used again this 
year; and if a boy breaks a pledge 
with any fraternity, he will not be 
allowed to pledge another fraternity 
for a year. 

Rules for parties included regu- 
lations that fraternities will be al- 



Hilltop To 

Be Scene Of 
Air Meeting 

Hear ye! Hear ye! The nationally 
famous program "Town Meeting of 
The Air", will be broadcast from 
lowed three parties during rush j Munger Auditorium on Feb. 20. This 
week ,the total cost not to exceed i is the first radio network program 
$30 00. There will be a smoker giv- lo be he i d on the Hilltop and 
en before rush week by the Inter- 
fraternity Council, to which all male 
freshmen will be invited. 
Legislation concerning breaking 

several nationally famous speakers 
will be present. 
This program is sponsored by 

of these rules stated that if a rushee B.S.C. and the Ai 

in Association 

breaks a date with any fraternity 
without sufficient excuse, as judged 
by the Interfraternity Council, and 
faculty committee on fraternities, 
the rushee shall not be allowed to 

of University Women, who are also 
sponsoring separately the Birming 
ham Town Hall Series. 
Major George Fielding Elliot, au- 

pledge a fraternity until the follow- thyrity on military affairs, will talk 
ing semester. No fraternity is al- 
lowed to encourage a rushee to 
break dates with another fraternity 

on "War and Us" Wednesday night. 
Other lecturers presented in this 

There will be a fixed charge of | series are Edward Tomlinson. news 
ten dollars for each offense of these correspondent in the Latin Ameri- 
rules. leas, Sir. Thomas Beacham. former 

Organized at this meeting was a | director ()f the Londo n Symphony 
Pledge Council Committee, to be _ 
headed bv Donald Brabston, Alpha \ Orchestra, and John Mason Brown, 

Tau Omega; John Graham, 

Delta dramatic critic of the New York 

Sigma Phi and Howell Heflin, Post. 
Lambda Chi Alpha. Each fraternity | A three dollar check and a self 
will elect two pledges, who will addressed envelope sent to Mrs. 
form the committee, to be under Walter L. Mims, R. F. D. 1, Box 8, 
the supervision of the pledge coun- Birmingham. Ala., will assure you 
cil committee. I a season ticket for these four lee 

Also passed was a motion to ; tures. 
award the fraternity Scholarship ! The programs will be open to the 
Cup at the end of each semester, ! public as well as to college stu- 
instead of each year. i<* ents and their fnends " 

November 9 


Where Were You? 

By Cornelia Banks 
Where were you on the night of November 9? 

You were probably out tearing up the town with a heavy-or other- 
wise-date, or maybe sleeping peacefully. But down at your favonte 
stamping grounds, Kaylor's Kavern, that Saturday night someone was 
prying open the bars of a tiny window, and climbing through the .under 
size hole into the pitch-black interior of the old stock room at the back 

of the bookstore. 

The someone went on into the , - 
office and there, with an old wait- open to the cool night breezes, 
er's coat to muffle the sound, knock- That's how Chef, chief cook at the 
ed the combination off the safe and cafeteria, knew something was 

politely helped himself to nearly 

He (or she — you never can tell) 
left behind some old towels he'd 
used to wipe off tell-tale finger- 
prints, then travelled on into the 
main part of the bookstore and 
stocked up on pennies from the 
cash register. Then he "called for 
Phillip Morris" (plug!) and took 
about five packages of them— the 
only stock missed so far. 

Now, with evidently everything 
he wanted, the culprit calmly walk- 
ed out, leaving the front doors wide 

wrong when he came to work at 
6:00 Sunday morning. He raised 
Claud M. Reeves from a sound slum- 
ber to tell him the sad news. Poor 
Claud M. Reeves— but it's the in- 
surance company who pays, so why 
should we worry! 

So far city detectives have not 
discovered the robber. Why don't 
some of you get to work and Trace 
the thief; you might try measuring 
people to see if they'd fit the hole 
in the bars, and here's a hint to 
save somebody's yardstick— Dr. Ev- 
ins couldn't possibly get through. 

The above isn't exactly a greased 
pole, but it's just a reminder of 
one of the major events in next 
Tuesday's Sophomore - Freshman 
rush. All classes are turning out 
at 1 p.m.. and the entire student 
body; will adjourn to Munger 
Bowl to watch or take part in the 
festivities. Push ball contest, tug- 
of-war. sack races, and the cham- 
pionship football game between 
the Kappa Alpha and the Dormi- 
tory teams will be featured in the 
afternoon. At 5 p.m., the girls of 
the lower division, will line up 
in the bowl to catch the boys of 
the same group. Sadie Hawkins 
fashion. The girls who hook a 
man must feed him picnic dinner 
around a bonfire in the bowl at 
6 p.m. An all college dance will 
be held at Highland Park in the 
evening. Music by Milton Chris- 
tian and orchestra — so plan to 
make it an ALL STUDENT day. 
Wear your old clothes throughout 
and have some fun!— Photo by 

Big Time 

Many Varied Events 
To Feature Soph-Frosh 
Field Day Tuesday 

want to have 

By John A. 

No classes after one — the dean says. 

Fun for everybody— I says. 

Your money back if you don't enjoy every 
another Soph-Frosh day next year. 

The truth of the matter is that the day is not entirely a Soph-Frosh 
day but includes the entire school. The title merely means that the 
Sophomores and Freshmen will furnish the majority of the entertain- 
ment for the afternoon. 

Starting at one-fifteen Maestro McPeek will lead his German band 
out to furnish lilting strains for the afternoon's proceedings. 

At one-thirty Coach Englebert (paid umpire's advertisement) will 
call Tom Cleveland, leader of the gold-shirted K.A.s, and Fred Kim- 
brough, head man for the Dormitory eleven, to the middle of the bowl 
to witness the tossing of a coin (provided Coach can borrow one). 

Shortly after, the gory battle will be under way and you fortunate 
spectators may store up the memory till New Year's and thus save a 
trip to one of the nationally advertised bowl 

After the derbis of the football 
fray has been moved, swept, or 
blown from the field, the spectacle 
of the South will take the spotlight. 

Words cannot but fail to describe 
the magnanimous aspects of the bat- 
tle that will be waged by the first 
year men of the campus and the 
more fortunate who have remained 
on the roll for nigh on to two 

For the first warm-up game a 
wand (fahncy for a quartered broom 

Probable Lineup Tuesday 



K. A. 

A. Carlton 















Stuart Carlton QB 











stick) will be tossed on the field 
near the equatorial line and the 
forces will try to remove the said 
stick to one end or the other. (We 
ain't responsible for the stick or the 
guy who tries to tote it off). The 
next article for dispute will orig- 
inate in the form of twenty croaker 
sacks filled with dirt, weighing ap- 
proximately seventy-five pounds. 
(Ever tried running with a half of 
turkey on your insides? You should 
try it with ten perched on your 

Each group will have their colors 
flying from a skinned tree, treated 
by the process commonly called 
"greasing". It will be the attempt 
of the advance scouts to remove the 
colors from their resting place. 

Each man will be armed with sev- 
eral paper sacks filled with flour 
(the backbone of biscuits) and a hit 
will make ya dead till the colors of 
one side have been taken, or every- 
body runs out of ammunition. To 
finish up the now-frazzled con- 
testants, a rope will be stretched 
along the torn turf and the boys 
will endeavor to pull each other 
over the middle or the rope in two. 

After the starch has been re 
moved completely from the legs of 
the conflicting males, they will be 
placed in a tottering line and the 
women of the two classes will have 
their chance to capture a mate (via 
Sadie Hawkins Chase) for the rest 
of the evening. 

First the men must eat, and the 

women should have a box of nour- 
ishment to be produced at a mom- 
ents notice. 

Dinner digested and the bon fire 
extinguished, we will all retire to 
the Highland Park dance floor 
where Milton Christian will hold 
sway over the "Have you paid your 
quarter?" dance. Wear your old 
clothes and come in your best spirits 
(of course nobody just in their 
spirits will be welcomed). 

Today there are two booths lo- 
cated on the quadrangle, one for 
the benefit of all puzzled females 
who have never fed a male; and the 
other for the convenience of all 
freshmen and sophomores who wish 
to register in the ranks of their 
class and who are in the dark on 
what Miss Post's ruling is on how 
soon one should fall in front of some 
person while being chased in a 
Sadie Hawkins race. 


Job Bureau 
By Lively 

The establishment of a "Job Bu- 
reau" for students and alumni of 
Birmingham-Southern was an- 
nounced Wednesday by Bill Lively, 
Alumni Secretary. 

The plan is organized to furnish 
part time jobs to students, regular 
jobs to the seniors as they graduate, 
and to give alumni who are already 
placed an opportunity to change to 
a better position should the occasion 

Today— Friday, Nov. 15— Lively 
has ten jobs which will not inter- 
fere with student's work and could 
be handled by any undergraduate 
boy, but not a student on the cam- 
pus has turned in an application. 

Students or alumni who are in- 
terested in getting extra or full time 
work are requested to come by the 
Alumni office and fill out a short 
application to be placed in perma- 
nent files. Thus, any business man 
of the City who sends to the college 
for an employee can have his open- 
ing filled immediately. 

The Hilltop News 

Page Two 




1 1 1 

Electoral Revision Needed 

The Hilltop News 

Frank Cash, Editor — Tom Dill, Business Manager 

Published weekly during the school year and entered as second class matter at the Birmingham, Alabama, 
postoHice, under Act of Congress. March 6, 1876. Subscription rate: $2.00 a year. 

Something Fine. 
On The Hilltop 

Something tremendously fine happened 
at Birmingham-Southern -last week. 

The Dean of the college disapproved of 
certain parts of Quad magazine. He said 
that he preferred the magazine not be sent 
out to other colleges. 

The editors of Quad called on the Dean. 
"We'd like to talk with you," they said. 

"Come in," the Dean said. 

They talked. 

"Maybe we were wrong," the editors 

"Maybe I was wrong," the Dean said. 

Eeach side gave a little. Each side was 
considerate, sporting. 

"I won't disappoint you," the Dean said. 
"You may send the magazine to other 

Next day the editors of Quad returned 
to the Dean's office. 

"We will be as friendly, as considerate 
as you," they said. "We will not send it 
out to other colleges." 

College students and college administra- 
tion sat down and talked it over, man to 
man, and learned that college students and 
college administration each could give a 
little, could be friendly, considerate, sport- 

Each side gave a little. Each side was 
at Birmingham-Southern last week.— J. S. C. 

Unemployment Has 
No Place On Hilltop? 

Students of Birmingham-Southern must 
be remarkably well-to-do. 

For out of the entire student body, there's 
not a single boy who can use a part time 

Repeated announcements have been 
made; bulletins have been posted; and the 
news has been passed around by word of 
mouth, but the ten jobs which Bill Lively 
has for the asking haven't received the 
slightest attention, much less applications. 

The "Job Bureau" which Alumni Secre- 
tary Lively is installing can prove a real 
service to the college if students and alumni 
will just take advantage of it. 

With complete files on students who 
want jobs, have jobs, or just like to toy 
with the thought of working, the college 
can furnish employers men at a moments 
notice. A much better job for some alumni 
can result with registration in the office. 

So go up and fill out the little form in 
Bill Lively's office. It won't take you two 
minutes, and you might make a little 
money— that is, if you could use a 
of the latter. — P. L. 

Comment On Quad 

Last Friday there appeared on the cam- 
pus a new publication and with it a storm 
of both criticism and praise. 

The initial issue of Quad was to us the 
finest publication that has ever been pro- 
duced by the students. It contained some 
very fine writing and, of course, in places 
it was weak but this is to be expected 
and we believe that its weaknesses will 
disappear with age. 

But perhaps we are prejudiced, it's quite 
possible, however, Quad received praise 
from some who should be objective. Mr. 
Rothermel, Associate Editor of the Bir- 
mingham News and Director of the De- 
partment of Journalism at Howard, said, 

"We welcome into the field of Birming- 
ham publications Quad, a magazine pub- 
lished by students of Birmingham-South- 
ern College as a medium of self-expres- 

"It is welcome not so much for what it 
can contribute directly to the community as 
for what it contributes to the young men 
and women who will write for it and pub- 
lish it. As an organ of student thought and 
feeling, it should be a great stimulus to 
those who are spending life's most forma- 
tive years upon the Hilltop. It will help 
to clarify their thinking in an age when 
even adult thinking is all too much mud- 
dled and uncertain. And by means of that 
assistance, Quad is a publication that should 
be encouraged. 

"And let us bespeak for the editors of 
Quad a large amount of that freedom of ex- 
pression which no one has completely but 
some degree of which is essential to growth 
as well as to happiness. Let them blunder, 
let them say the wrong thing, the foolish 
thing — even, within reason, the dangerous 
thing. For individuals, as well as the 
human race, must learn some things by 
trial and error, and sometimes wisdom 
comes through blunders. 

"It is a mark of maturity on the part of 

Birmingham-Southern that its students are 
promoting this vehicle of serious as well as 
not-too-serious thought. It shows a lively 
and an earnest spirit, without which there 
can be little real value to college educa- 

John Temple Graves, widely read col- 
umnist said, 

"Birmingham-Southern's increasing place 
among the country's educational institu- 
tions which truly "lead forth" is indicated 
in the nature and ideal of a little magazine 
called "Quad" which the students of the 
college are publishing as a medium of self- 
expression. We would be partial to the 
magazine's editors if for no other reason 
than that they chose Matthew Arnold's im- 
mortal poem "Dover Beach" ("Ah, love, 
let us be true to one another . . .") for re- 
production in their first issue. But appre- 
ciation of this poem, we believe, should be 
with fingers crossed against the despairing 
belief that we live in a world "swept with 
confused alarms of struggle and flight- 
where ignorant armies clash by night." 
Unless we Americans, and especially our 
young Americans, are able to make order 
in our own minds and souls out of the con- 
fusion, believe that the struggles into which 
we are drawn have a side of light and a 
side of darkness, this nation will never 
survive or deserve to survive the competi- 
tions to which it is going to be put. 
Here's hoping that "Quad" will stand not 
only for the cultured soul but also for the 
strong soul." 

The main objection from those on the 
campus seems to have come from a misun- 
derstanding that Quad was to be like Ala- 
bama's Rammer Jammer or the Anapolis 
Log with cartoons and jokes. This criti- 
cism grew, as we said, out of a misunder- 
standing and for that reason we believe 
that it will disappear with time. 

On the whole Quad got off to a fine start 
and we are looking forward to nd ex- 
pecting much from the next issue. 

If anything was ever brought home 
strongly to the people of this country, it 
was the fact they learned during and after 
the election that something should be done 
about the system of electing a president 
by means of the old electoral college. 

Most of them realized that they were 
actually voting for electors rather than for 
the candidates themselves but this didn't 
disturb them until they read in their news- 
papers that a switch of 400,000 votes in the 
close states would have elected Wendell 
Willkie and that, on the other hand, a 
change in less than 200.000 votes would 
have given Franklin Roosevelt all of the 
votes in the Electoral College. 

This system was useful in its day. When 
the framers of the Constitution thought it 
up, it was their idea that the voters would 
elect the outstanding man from their com- 
munity to the electoral college which, in 
turn, would choose the president and vice- 
president. This was to get around the fact 
that most of the voters wouldn't know all 
of the qualified candidates. Of course, as 
we all know, usage has made the elector 
merely a person who registers the vote of 
the majority which elected him. 

The system, however, is no longer use- 
ful. As you can easily see the minority 
voters in a state don't receive any recog- 
nition at all as the entire electoral vote 
of the state goes to that candidate who re- 
ceives the majority of the votes in that 
state. In this way it is easy for a presi- 
dent to be elected without a majority of the 
popular vote of the country but with 
enough electoral votes to put him in. Six 
out of the last sixteen of our presidents 
have been "minority presidents". In these 
cases it has been the minority which has 
ruled rather than the majority. 

From time to time there have been many 
suggestions as to ways in which the system 
could be improved. The most frequently 
heard is the plan whereby the electors 
would be eliminated but the idea of trans- 
lating the popular vote into electoral votes 
and giving the entire electoral vote of a 
state to the candidate receiving the ma- 
jority of the popular vote would be re- 
tained. This, of course, would help some 
but the chances of electing a "minority 
president" would remain the same. 

The other extreme is represented by the 

plan which calls for ignoring completely 
the states as units and doing away with the 
electoral vote system, giving the office to 
the man who receives the popular majority 
in the country as a whole. This is the 
plan which we favor ourselves as it seems 
to us that it makes every man's vote worth 
the same, no matter what section of the 
country he lives in. In other words, your 
vote in Alabama would be worth just as 
much to a candidate as the vote of a man 
living in New York. Under this plan there 
would be no more "minority presidents", 
the majority would rule every time. There 
would be no time when the people in 
New York, California or any other state 
with a big electoral vote would decide the 

Naturally enough, this idea will be op- 
posed by certain people because New York 
will be in a more advantageous position if 
all her votes go to one man than if they 
are dissipated and it is the same with every 
other state. But the question is are we a 
nation of states or a nation of individuals. 

The third plan is a middle-of-the-roader 
in which the electoral vote would be kept 
but would be allotted to the candidates 
by election districts. In other words, if 
Wendell Willkie had received a majority of 
the popular vote in any one of the election 
districts in Alabama he would have re- 
ceived the electoral vote of that district 
regardless of how the other districts in the 
state voted. In this past election the elec- 
toral vote in the close states would have 
been divided nearly equally. This plan is 
certainly better than that which is now in 
effect but it still disregards the vote of a 
minority, this time in the election district. 

Senator Lodge (R., Mass.), criticizing the 
present system as "a relic of the past" 
which "serves no useful purpose", has an- 
nounced that he will introduce in Congress 
an amendment to the Constittuion which 
will "require presidential elections to be 
settled by the vote of the people". We hope 
that Senator Lodge has in mind the plan of 
electing a president by popular majority 
regardless of state lines, but whatever his 
plan is, if it will tend to make the chief 
executive the choice of the majority of the 
voters in this country it should receive the 
support of every thinking American. 

Quad Morbid? 

Dear Mr. Editor: 

Goodness knows I'm no rabble-rouser, 
nor do I cast my lot in with those choice 
few who just must object to everything 
that goes on around this campus and then 
have it printed. That's just my reason for 
this letter. 

Friday, we received the first issue of 
Quad for which much praise is due the 
Van der Veer, Lively and Childs Trium- 
virate; however, here's my point. Every 
article in Quad, with possibly two excep- 
tions, was of such a nature that the reader, 
having finished reading the publication, 
has a deep feeling of hopelessness. Judging 
from certain of these pieces of writing, all 
lectures at 'Southern are boring, the dormi- 
tory is a horrible place in which to live, 
and the Liberal Arts College as a whole is 
a "flop" when it comes to preparing one 
for this business-like world. 

It's not that Quad hasn't been launched 
out upon as a good venture with fine 
purposes— purposes as set forth in the ex- 
cellent editorial and "Ditch Digging is 
Easy," in our first issue, but please, Sir, 
don't you think our B. S. C. students should 
enter more enthusiastically into helping the 
editors of Quad turn out the best college 
magazine in the South by offering more 
varied articles for publication— articles of 
a more pleasing nature so as to intersperce 
these morbit bits of "good rhetoric" with a 
few pieces of writing that "leave a good 
taste in your mouth"? 

Before closing may I say "thanks" to Mr. 
Jack Stuart for having such a pleasing 
personality that even though reproduced 
in Quad he still came out causing the read- 
er to be happy, and that's something to 

think about. 

Good luck, V. d. V., B. L. and T. C .! 
You've had a swell idea, you've made a 
swell start, and with the cooperation of 
the B. S. C. student body, the ones, too, 
with a happier nature — who have more 
pleasing "saysos"— Quad can certainly be- 
come the South's greatest collegiate liter- 
ary publication. 

Happy cutting, 

_ __ — 

Caligula's Horse 

Dear Mr. Editor: 

I publicly denounce the idiotic manner 
in which our class officers are placed in 

A class officer should be well liked and 
respected by his fellow classmates, but 
there is no assurance under our present 
system that he will so qualify. 

At present any political prig who is im 
pulsive enough may have himself set up 
as a candidate; and regardless of how re 
pulsive he is to us, we must accept his 
nomination. Then too, a number of friendly 
puppies, well liked but lacking in ability, 
usually run. 

Under these circumstances the most qual 
ified students may or may not place them 
selves in nomination, depending upon their 
modesty or pride, as the case may be. 

Any way, the result is the same; the 
wishes of the electorate of this so called 
democracy have been completely ignored. 
We are simply asked to choose the lesser 
of several evils, and in trying to solve the 
dilemma, we may wake to find that "Cali- 
gula's Horse has been made consul". 

Kenneth Liles 

The Hilltop News 

Page Three 

News Sport Page 

Lester Gingold, Editor 

Last Game 


K.A.-Dorm Clash To 
Close Football Season 
Tuesday Afternoon 

One of the most colorful Intramural football seasons in Southern's 
history will be brought to a close next Tuesday when the Fraternity 
champions, Kappa Alpha, meets the Dormitory, Independent Champions 
to decide the titular Football Championship of the Hilltop. 
Kappa Alpha toppeled six oppon- 

ents to cop the Fraternity Football 
Crown for the second straight year. 
Showing a record of six wins and 
no defeats the K. A.'s rolled up a 
total of 127 points while their op- 
ponents failed to cross their goal 
line. Featuring a combined run- 
ning and passing attack the only 
serious opposition offered the vic- 
tors was by an inspired S.A.E. team 
that held the "champs'* to six points. 
The same S.A.E. squad took run- 
ner-up spot when they finished the 
season with a startling 7-0 victory 
over the Lambda Chi's. Four vic- 

ming form in routing a P.K.A. ag- 
gregation that included such former 
gridiron stars as Sands and Charlie 
Ware. The K.A.s took to the air in 
their win with passes from Cale to 
Cleveland and Bragan accounting 
for most of the gains. 

S.A.E. 7— L.X.A. 0. 

Skirting 80 yards to a touchdown 
Latrelle Jones, captain of the S.A.E. 
squad led his team mates to victory 
over the faultering Lambda Chis in 
their final game of the season. 

Constant passes from Jones to 

tories, one tie, and one defeat gave! Hudson, and Jones to Meeks ac- 
the S.A.E. 's second place and 124 counted for most of the S.A.E. gains 
points toward the Intramural Cup. | and kept the victors in the opposi- 
The hefty Dormitory team met | tions territory for the most part of 

but one defeat during their regular 
season but were rejuvenated with 

the game. George Brown, flashy 
halfback of the L.X.A. lads gave 

a revengeful win over the All Stars, j a sparkling performance to wind up 

co-champs of the Independent 
League. The titular win of Dorm.- 
All Stars series gave the victors a 
record of 2 wins, one defeat and 
one tie for the series and six wins, 
one loss and one tie for the entire 
season. Captained by lanky Fred 
Kimbrough the Dorm, crew fea- 
tured a superior running attack be- 
hind the superb blocking of Mc- 
Innish, Wolf, Sheffield and Capps. 
Stuart Carleton and Cas Tyburski 
set bewildered opponents dizzy with 
their accurate heaves and long dis- 
tant runs. Rated as the underdogs 
in the Frosh-Soph-Struggle the Dor- 
mitory team has been dominating 
Munger Bowl in making ready. 
Dorm. 15— All Stars 0. 

Dropping the rubber game of the 
series the All Stars gave way to 
superior Dormitory team 0-15 in the 
final game of the Independent 
League in Munger Bowl. 

Minus George Harper, All Stars 
captain, the losers failed to click 
and played the game from a purely 
defensive stand. Mitchelle Prude 
and Hamburger Lewis sifted thru 
the heavy Dormitory line to make 
many stabs at the Dorm runners 
and Terril Reese did a jam-up job 
on pass defense. 

Stuart Carlton was the offensive 
spark for the victors while the 
long boots of Mclnnish pushed the 
All Stars deep into their own terri- 
tory on many occasions. 
K.A. 13-Pi.Ka. 0. 

Showing a spirit lacking in the 
early part of the season the Pikers 
made good attempt in halting the 
winning streak of the K.A.'s but 
went down in defeat 0-13 as the 
winners scored early and kept their 

Sparked by Bob Bragan the 
K.A.s displayed their usual win 

a good season on the Hill. 

"Y" Meeting Changed 

Y.M.C.A. meeting will be 
held Monday in the small ban- 
quet room of the Student Ac- 
tivity Building, at 12:30 p.m. 

Rabbi Myron Silverman, of 
the Temple Emanuel, will be 
the guest of the day, Truman 
Morrison, president of the "Y" 
has announced. 

Volleyball Standing 




S. A. E. 




L. X. A. 




Delta Sig 




Kappa Alpha 




A. T. O. 




Pi K. A. 




Beta Kappa 




Girls Finish Tennis 
Work On Others 

By Ann Blevins 

The Intersorority Tennis Tournament came to an exciting (also 
muddy) finish last week as the sisters in the wine and blue, better 
known as Pi Phis, edged by the hard fighting K.D.'s to stalk off with 
another trophy. In the first match of the finals Pi Phi's Eethel Morland 
and Virginia Jackson defeated K.D.'s Harriet Phillips and Rosemary 
Marshall 6-0, 6-4. 

The second match in which Vir- 
ginia Evins and Nell Burks nosed 
out Florence Throckmorton and 
Jane Huddleston 3 6, 6-4, 6-4 cinched 
the victory, and the third match 
was unplayed as we went to press. 

The K. D.s' bang up tennis gave the 14, and the same day games in the 

fi Phi i Pl !"! y }° W °7" y J ab °" t :^ nd I Sorority Horseshoe Tournament 

(Singles) started. November 19 the 

to Stockham and find your place in 
intramurals. Don't be left out! 
The Horseshoe Tournament for 


When the gold and black shirted 
warriors shown above take the 
field on Tuesday for the cham- 
pionship of the fraternity and 
non-fraternity football leagues, the 
entire student body will be dis- 
missed from classes to watch the 
game. Fred Kimbrough, top, is 
captain of the Dormitory Team, 
while Tom Cleveland, below, is 
head of the Kappa Alpha Ma- 
chine. The teams will take the 
field at 1:30 for the climax of 
the intramural schedule for the 
fall.— Photo By Culley. 

Strand Theater 

The Strand this week will show 
"Kit Carson"— one of America's 
greatest Indian fighters. This pic- 
ture is based on the real-life story 
of one of the boldest and most dash- 
ing adventurers in American his- 

The story of America's scarlet 
days when one amazing adventurer, 
with a few stout-hearted companions 
and a girl by his side, answered 
the savages' whistling arrows with 
a valor that won California for the 


The role of Kit Carson is por- 
trayed by Jon Hall. Appearing 
with him in this picture are Lynn 
Bari, Dana Andrews, Harold Huber, 
Ward Bond, and others. 

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fans who failed to attend missed a 
treat. Said the triumphant Pi Phis, 
"When does the next tournament 

An apology is due Miss Wayne 
Bynum, president of Theta Upsilon. 
By an unintentional oversight her 
name was omitted last issue among 
the sorority prexies who played in 
the tournament, and we wish to 
give a hearty though belated cheer 
for her now. 

In between "Trial ny Jury" and 
"Night Must Fall" the Student Ac 
has been transformed into a Bad- 
minton Court. The tournament is 
being conducted in round robin 
fashion. Entrants are divided into 
five classes and winners from the 
five classes will play in the finals. 
Keep your eyes on Wita Jones, Vir- 
ginia Evins, Caroline Jones, Eliza- 
beth Ann Dulmadge, Cornelia 
Banks, Virginia Jackson, Mary Jack 
McNeel, and Ethel Morland. who 
are really wizzes at the game. A 
lot of beginners have learned 
enough in tournament play to be- 
come almost experts, so we aren't 
making any predictions. 

Now's the time to hurry on down 

Open Doubles Horseshoe Tourna- 
ment will begin. 

The Sorority Table Tennis Compe- 
tition began November 13 and if 
the Tennis Tournament was any 
indication, it's going to be great. 
Bring your coke on up to Student 
Ac and see for yourself. 



Team Won Lost Tied 


K. A. _ _ 6 




S. A. E 4 




L. X. A. 3 




A. T. O. _1 




B. K. 1 



Pi K. A. 1 




D. S. 1 




Club Met Today 

The International Club met in 
Student Activity Building today 
at 12:30. Discussion leader was 
Dr. Anthony Constans. The sub- 
ject was "France, Present and Fu 

Judson Ward has been named 
faculty advisor of the organization 
to replace Leon Sensabaugh. 




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Robert Taylor Was 
Chased On Campus 

By Bob Lively 

Has anybody seen Robert Taylor loose on the campus? 
Well, if you do, local gendarmes (under the direction of Eugene — 
B. U. L.— Connor) would appreciate it very much if you would notify 
them immediately. 

It all started Monday, a week ago, when the very charming Mrs. 
Walter E. Smyer was addressing the Christian cultured gentlemen of 
the Y. M. C. A. in Munger Hall. 

Just as she reached the climax of 
her speech, the door on the West 
side of the Auditorium burst open. 

A very large — and very fat — ne- 
gro, dressed in a fetching frock of 
blue overalls, trotted briskly 
through the hall and went out the 
East door. 

Mrs. Smyer, a true trouper, con- 
tinued as though the interruption 
had not taken place. 

Shortly after the Y meeting was 
over, many students noted the pres- 
ence of one of those black Chevro- 
lets with "B.P.D." stopped. 

Calling to the boy who was shov- 
eling fertilizer from the college 


Sunday Teas 
Given New 
Life Lease 

Sunday afternoon teas will be a 
regular feature on the campus ac- 
truck to the now defunct short cut I cording to a ruling of the Student 

from the quadrangle to the book- 
store, they said "Has Robert Taylor 
come back here yet?" 

To the crowd which quickly gath- 
ered around, they explained that the 

Life Committee Monday. 

There has been some question 
about the popularity of these teas 
among the students, but the mem- 

Negro— an employee of this institu- Ders of the committee and the fra- 
tion— was wanted on a number of ternity and sorority representatives 

very impressive sounding charges. 

It seems that the first time they 
had come on the campus, a half 
hour before, that the7 were a bit 
confused by the sudden rush of all 
the students in sight out of sight 
when the uniforms heaved into 

By the time they had collected 

present strongly favored their con- 

The Committee also voted to place 
the Co ed Club on the approved list 
of campus organizations. Co-ed 
Club is made up of non-sorority 
girls on the campus. 
The Student Life Committee 

their wits, Robert Taylor, who had 
been shoveling along with the other I meets the second Monday of each 
boy from the truck, had dashed month at 3:30 in the faculty-trustee 

Concert Is 

By Bill Ware 

Conservatory Hall was crowded to 
overflowing Friday and Saturday 
nights of last week for the open- 
ing of the new Conservatory on the 
Birmingham-Southern campus. 

Ravel's "Quartet in F Major" was 
the featured number of the Cadek 
String Quartet. The group consists 
of Ottokar Cadek, George Gauggel. 
Stephen Dill, and Alfred Urbach. 
The Ravel number, though a little 
deep for the average audience, was 
well done and well received. 

The duet "La Ci Darem La Mano", 
from Mozart's Don Giovanni was 
presented by Martha Dick McClung, 
contralto, and Ivan Rasmussen, bari- 
tone. Both the artists have excep- 
tional voices and were highly com- 
mended for their performances. The 
duet was accompained by Minnie 
McNeill Carr. 

The program was climaxed by 
Frances and Dorsey Whittington at 
two pianos, who offered Brahms' 
"Variations on a Theme by Haydn". 
The Whittingtons held perfect pre- 
cision throughout the number and 
received a pleasing ovation. 



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through Munger, down the hill, and 
on to parts unknown. 

With this fifteen minute lead, it is 
probable that he is a long way 
ahead of the B.P.D. as the Hilltop 
News goes to press. 

So if you see Bob Taylor dashing 
around, you can collect a sizable 
reward from the B.P.D. 

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Bassoon Like Boat Horn 

It sounds like a bazooka without a cold. 

But when you sit in front of the instrument dunng orchestra you 
think its a fire boat with a stuck valve. 

The technical name is bassoon (second cousin to the bazooka) and it 
takes about as much technique to play correctly as any other instru- 
ment in the orchestra. 

Mr. McPeek has turned the bass- 
oon duties of the school orchestra 
over to Jrck Nichols, a freshman, 
who picked up his knowledge of 
the intricate fingering of his instru- 
ment from Yale Ellis while he was 
at Woodlawn High. 
Besides being useful in creating 

comic or weird effects in symphonic 
orchestras, it can be used on a rainy 
day as a dandy periscope when 
playing submarine D 1. Jack hates 
not owning the bassoon himself be 
cause when ever it looks like rain 
Mr. McPeek lugs it home with him. 

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The Hilltop News 

Page Five 

Social UUkirl L 

Last Chance 

Gals Try Again As 
1940 Leap Year Closes 

It's still leap year, you know, and the gals just won't let the boys 
forget it. 

The Co-Ed Club, Lucie Ford and Myra Ware Williams as hostesses, 
subjected men to a girl break dance Friday night. One co-ed confessed 
that they were getting a head start for Sadie Hawkins Day, which means 
a half holiday for all this Tuesday. 

Victims of the amazon function in- 
cluded Mitchell Prude, Clarence 
Rainwater, Otto Robertson, Johnny 
Combs, Joe Sleighton, Bill Smith, 
Richard Blanton (of QUAD fame), 
James Hatcher, and Wyatt Jones. 

Health and long life to the Co-Ed 
Club — recognized by the Student 
Life Committee at their last meet- 
ing. And as one student pointed 
out, they have a full page beauty, 
a Mortar Board member, and more 
honor roll students in their group 
than any other on the campus. 

The S. A. E.'s will have none of 
this leap year nonesense; Tonight is 
a strictly, "I'll ask my own date" 
party at Hollywood Stables. 

Girls will be there in large num- 

Gamma Phi Beta celebrated Foun- 
ders' Day Monday with the usual 
banquet, toasts, stunts, actives, 
pledges, and numerous alumnae. 

The Lamda Chis must be hard up. 
Their second all-sorority party, hon- 
oring the A. O. Pi's this time, was 
held Wednesday night at the chap- 
ter house. The A. O. Pi's met be- 

forehand for supper in their room — 
furnished by members of their own 

Fresh Club has a picnic coming 
up this afternoon, and it seem that 
we told a fib about the Choir hay- 
ride to Double Oak Mountain. The 
party was rained out. 

The Alpha Chi Omega are becom- 
ing the musical sorority on the cam- 
pus. Tonight they will meet for 
supper in the room to show off their 

The Alpha Chi Trio is composed 
of Rosa Stewart, Glenn Jenkins, and 
Jane Davis; Bebe Faust is their so- 
loist, and Marguerite Hodges, Elise 
Wheeler, Louise Campbell, and Bar- 
bara Freeman make up the quartet. 

The Interfraternity Council has 
planned a hayride and steak fry to 
be given at Double Oak Mountain 
Park Friday, November 29. 

See ya' swinging at the Sadie 
Hawkins Day dance Tuesday — and 
if your costume is clever enough, 
we'll see you in the movies. 

Paid Visits 
By Officers 

On the campus this week is Theta 
Upsilon's national vice-president. 
Festivities in her honor will begin 
tonight with a formal banquet at 
Highland Terrace Gardens. 

Afterwards Frances Vaughn will 
be pledged at a model pledging 
ceremony in the sorority room at 

Pi Beta Phi is entertaining their 
province president this week for 
a series of chapter conferences. 

A. O. Pi's are expecting a visit 
from their national president some 
time his month, after which soro- 
rity leaders will be able to breathe 
more easily. 

Pi K A 

Frat Holds Big Dance 

Of course you're sleepy after dancing at the Pi K. A. formal last 
night, but open your eyes just a little wider to read who had a date with 
whom— unless you were lucky enough to have a front row place during 
the leadout. 

Harriet Louise Phillips, "Pi K. A. 
Dream Girl" with president Bob 
Mingea, stepped out of a six-foot 
Pi K. A. pin jeweled with lights; 
other campus groups have a lot to 
equal in effectiveness for their lead- 

Members and their dates included 
Forrest Little, Lois Anne Smith; 
Lamar Davis, Nina Abernathy; Joe 
Gordon. Flay McPhetson; Peck 
Sands, Mary Reed; Cecil Giddons, 
Barbara Sutherland; Ed Blackmon, 
Ernestine Bazemore; Bill Smith, 
Marian Bumgardner; Shelton Key, 
Mary Dorough; Ed Phelps, Helen 
Hughes; Sam Phelps, Wayne By- 
num; Rex Windham, Virginia Bote- 
ler; Malta Naralore, Kathryn Bum- 
gardner; Virgil Newton, Jessyc Wil- 
son; Frank Stone, Beulah Kathryn 
Gullage; Erwin Self, Martha Gary 
Smith; Charlie Ware, Mary Frances 
May; John Owen, Frances Cum- 
mings; Herbert Milton, Mildred 
Moore; Charles Rogers, Winifred 
Shuff; Dr. J. Allen Tower, Gene 

Bring 'Em Back 

Jake Cranshaw would appreciate 
it if anyone finding a camera shut- 
ter release would return it to the 
office of The Hilltop News. 

If you happen to see John Mori 
arty going around the campus shoe- 
less, it's not because his feet hurt. 
It seems that some one walked off 
with his shoes accidentally, of 

They are brown, with crepe soles 
and were last seen on the tennis 
court. He wants 'em back. 

Library Staff Play i 

Think those librarians look dull 
and staid? Well, they aren't. Seems 
like they threw a wild party last 
Wednesday, November 13. It was 
in the form of a weiner roast at 
Lane Park. 

The library staff, yes, all of Dr 
Mathews" little brood, including 
Misses Harmer, Wenz and Pickard, 
reveled from fiv o'clock 'til far, far 
into the night, and all reported a 
fine time. 

A large percentage of the library 
staff attended the function which 
was one of the two given every 
year by this important school or- 

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Sing Sing 

Has Try-Outs 
For Members 

Final try-outs for prospective 
members featured the meeting of 
Mu Alpha last night. Four new 
members will be chosen from the 
entire group of applicants to com 
plete the quota of the organization, 
and tapped at a forthcoming as 

Other business included the com 
pletion of plans for the twilight 
vesper service to be held at McCoy 
Church Sunday afternoon. 

Among those trying out Thurs 
day night were Junot Bannister 
Virginia Spranger, James Watts. 
Annie Lilly, Evelyn Beasley, Mar- 
guerite Turnham, Mary Reid and 
Nancy Jo Moore. 

Please Return 

Here is your chance to help a 
lady in distress. Two rings were | 
left in Munger last week. One was 
a gold shield with a small opal in 
the center and the other was a plain 
gold ring with three small atones 
in a diagonal bar. The rings were 
of little financial value, but were 
family gifts to the loser. 

Will the finder please mail thorn 
to the Lost and Found Bureau at 
the cafeteria, or phone 8-2277? 


Wake up you social lions, and take a look at the gal who had the 
crowd of men around her all last night She's Miss Harriet Louise 
Phillips— in case you didn't get close enough to see, who led the dance 
with Bob Mingea, president of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. She has 
the distinction of opening the fall formal dances on the 

Youth Adores 

Sty lite* 


Dolly Dale, Jr. 

Last night the first formal 
of the year was given by the 
Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity 
and if the evening dresses 
thereTan be used asln example, the co-eds are certainly inter- 
ested in formal clothes. 

Knowing that there are to be quite a few 
formal dances between now and the close of *Ml(r* : ^Tyik* 
school, I visited the French Room on the third 
floor of Pizitz to see what I could find that 
might interest the fairer sex in the way of 
evening clothes. I found one evening dress 
that should make any girl the 'belle of the 
ball.' This dress was a sand colored moire taf- 
feta with a dancing lady figure in the material. 
The bouffant skirt and tight bodice accentu- 
ated the small waist line while the sweetheart 
neckline and small puff sleeves gave the dress a decided femi- 
nine touch. A gold clip with a topaz was pinned at the 'V of 
the sweetheart neck. For accessories, gold slippers and bag 
with a gold and topaz bracelet should be worn with the 'Near- 
est to the Sun' (in the sun da? s sand is closest to the sun) 
dress that is described above. 

While looking for costume jewelry to be 
worn with the sand colored dress, I found a 
lovely topaz bracelet on the first floor of 
Pizitz. This particular bracelet had large 
topaz stones mounted in gold to carry out the 
color scheme used in the clip on the dress. I 
also saw many other necklaces and bracelets 
that could be used to dress up an evening dress 
that you might have considered discarding. 
This costume jewelry is not only beautiful but 
it is also inexpensive. 

For an all time evening dress, there is an exquisite 'Iceland 
Blue' silk jersey formal with a cocktail jacket of autumn rose. 
The dress is made with a shirred bodice, thin straps of the ma- 
terial, fitted waist and a gathered skirt that falls in graceful 
lines around your feet. The cocktail jacket of 'Autumn Rose' 
has long sleeves, zips up the front and is embroidered in gold 
braid. Gold earrings and a string of gold beads will bring out 
the gold braid on the jacket. These accessories can be found 
on the first floor of Pizitz at the costume jewelry counter. 

If it is style you want, visit the 'French Room' on the third 
floor of Pizitz. 


See you soon, 

Dolly Dale, Jr. 


Page Six 


tke Jucliedd 

who's yehudi? 
we don't care 
it's rupert the runt 

Xl\ti t § t t 8 ill OUT hfti T 

the duchess has made a discovery 
— columbus has nothing on us — 
wandering around the campus the 
other day, we found the last will 
and testament of frank waiter an- 
derson, jr., which follows: "to my 
beloved relatives, i leave my share 
of the world's filthy lucre, amount- 
ing to an approximate $.63, half a 
book of street car tickets, and four 
pawn tickets. 

to my friend sydney trueman, i 
leave my report cards, to remind 
him of the great principle of get- 
ting something for nothing, may 
he remember his misapplied efforts 
and profit by his mistakes. 

also, i leave him my copy of a 
book called "self— how to forget it" 
— the rest of this has been oblit- 
erated by the ravages of time, but 
even this is an interesting insight 
into how the other half lives. . . 

the opening play at the jefferson 
theater proved highly entertaining 
to half of southern's student body, 
all of whom obtained passes, the 
play was a wee bit on the crude 
side, and for three hours, the femi- 
nine element of audience blushed 
furiously and the male guffawed 
uproariously — everything was fine, 
though, when thomas ryan and ar- 
thur griffin, two sons of liberty, 

now true thespians of the first 
water, stalked onto the stage, and 
stood looking grim. . . 

we only heard, but news has 
come to us that one of the little 
cuties in the pikers leadout was 
only pinch-hitting for the original- 
it seems that the first choice was 
"down argentine way," and was 
planning to fly back via pan-amer- 
ican clipper especially for the event 
—however, her family reneged at 
the last minute, and she had to wire 
regrets— so-o-o the young man final- 
ly decided to make everybody 
happy by inviting a young lady 
he'd never even dated before— they 
really rate, these pikers. . . 

we were also happy to see for- 
rest little's woman, with whom we 
of the hilltop news were already 
acquainted, because it was she who 
wrote the "angel farm letter" that 
caused so much comment— we were 
mighty happy to see her, and find 
out just what the angel farmers 
were really like. . . 

mr. ab's latest is really going to 
be something else again, if they get 
it worked up in the three weeks 
allotted, them — hickman is already 
doing her usual swell job, this time 
as a decrepit, wheel-chair-ridden 
old hypochrondriac — charlie turner 
surprises us all by having dramatic 
as well as vocal ability, if dunn is 
only off in the wings to egg him on, 
everything will be fine — and la gray 
is probably going to turn in another 
suicide kaye job, in another set- 
ting. . . 

perhaps you weren't on the cam- 
pus to notice, but the librarians, all 
of them, were noticeably absent 
Wednesday evening— the library was 
just one big, dark, empty building — 
we thought for a minute that the 
news had finally succeeded in 

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breaking the lease, but it turned 
out that it was only the librarian's 
semi annual brawl — the whole lot 
of them had trekked out on a 
weiner roast, and left the student 
body to wallow for the evening in 
the squalor of ignorance. . . 

we're continually being amazed 
at the versatility of the student 'ac- 
tivity lounge — they use it now for 
a badminton court — any time of 
day, you can drop in and see bridge- 
players, thespians, and loafers being 
given the bum's rush by devotees 
of the shuttlecock . . . and right 
next door, in the music room, you 
can usually see barbara freeman, 
being enthralled by the raptures of 
the heavenly music — and bob green 
and rosalyn ritche, being enthralled 
by the raptures of being together. . . 
ditto paul rockhill and betty lou 
loehr. . . 

sadie hawkins day is in the offing 
and the male element of the cam- 
pus is secretly but frantically wor- 
rying over whether or not their 
masculine charms will be strong 
enough to attract some discerning 
female — and worry they well might 
— all except rupert the run, and 
HE'S even better than little abner 
after his lessons from adam lazonga, 
so there'll be a wild rush in his | 


general direction. . . 
wash your faces, boys, i 

your hair 
and if you're lucky, the girls'll be 


on hawkins day, and if they're not 
the duchess'll put you on the spot. . . 

Lyric Theater 

The Lyric has another hold-over 
this week— "Down Argentine Way" 
with Don Ameche, Betty (legs) 
Grable, J. Carroll Naish, and Car 
men Miranda. 

Brush up on your Spanish before 
going to see this — but don't let that 
worry you— you'll enjoy the hot 
Spanish numbers Carmen Mirands 
swings out on just as much, be- 
cause, after all, "the song is the 

Also coming soon to the Lyric's 
screen is "Safari," with Douglas 
Fairbanks, Junior and Madeline 

Empire Theater 

Go to the Empire this week. See 
•Hit Parade of 1941," and listen to 
radio's top romantic pair sing the 
new hit tunes you'll soon be hum- 

The Hilltop News 

As you rock with laughter at the 
antics of the screen's brightest com- 
edy stars, you'll enjoy comedy and 
music at its finest. This picture is 
brought to you in the grand manner 
of famous stage, screen, and radio 

Kenny Baker and Frances Lang- 
ford are featured with Mary Boland, 
Hugh Herbert, Pat?y Kelly, ster-' 
ling Holloway and many others. 
Hear Kenny and Frances sing "i n 
the Cool of the Evening," "Make 
Yourself at Home," "Sing Low, 
Sweet Rhythm," and "Who Am I."' 

Ritz Theater 

"Moon Over Burma," at the Ritz 
Theater this week, co-stars Dorothy 
Lamour, Robert Preston, and Pres- 
ton Foster in a crackling good 
comedy-romance, bristling with good 
solid laughs, spiced with moments 
of song and drama— full of lines 
and situations which would make 
even a totem pole burst with 

Yet it is not lacking in romance, 
what with both the leading men 
being in love with Miss Lamour; 
nor is it deficient in drama, with 
a thrilling log jam and a forest 

Give 'em the SMOKER'S cigarette 
and watch 'em register 


With Chesterfields the smoking 
situation is always well in hand— because 
Chesterfields have what smokers want. 

Chesterfield's right combination of 
American and Turkish tobaccos makes it 
the smoker's cigarette. 

Do you smoke the 
cigarette that SATISFIES 

The Hilltop News 

The Students' Newspaper 


VOL. II, No. 10 Z-2 

Birmingham, Ala. 

Friday, November 2$, 1940 

Already ? 

Senior Class 
Now At Work 

Members of the graduating class 
are busy already picking out paper 
for invitations, designing rings, get- 
ting up a program for next June, 
selecting a gift to mark "Class of 
1941" and finding a motto to in- 
spire them. 

Jack McGill, senior class presi- 
dent, has announced chairmen and 
committees for the various jobs. 
Horace Stevenson will head the Gift 
Committee, aided by Dorothy Irv- 
ing, Donald Brabston, Wayne By- 
num and Walter Wolff. 

Ruth Bell is chairman of the in- 
vitation committee, which also in- 
cludes Charles Ware, Joe Langston, 
Florence Throckmorton and E. B. 
Copeland. Robert Murray will pick 
out the senior class ring, advised by 
Nelle Howington and Geore Hud- 

Latrell Jones is head of the pro- 
gram committee and Joanna Thorpe 
and Robert Holmquist are co-work- 
ers. Virginia Van der Veer is chair- 
man of the motto picker outers, aid- 
ed by Bob Morton and Elizabeth 

Bill Vance, who moved that the 
seniors inquire into their $10 grad- 
uation fee, was put in charge of the 


Jewish Rabbi 
Pleads For 

A plea for more attention to the 
common ideals and beliefs of Jews 
and Christians rather than so much 
emphasis on the differences which 
push them apart featured the talk of 
Rabbi Myron Silverman, head of 
the Temple Emanu-El. at "Y" Meet 
ing Monday. 

"Why should we spend our time 
with the trivial differences which 
split our sects apart." Rabbi Silver- 
man said, »"when so much more 
would be achieved by striving to- 
gether for our common goal of a 
semblance of peace, justice, and 
charity, along with the brotherhood 
of man which we both claim as our 

"If so many of the "Christians"— 
and these that I describe can only 
claim the title of Gentile rather 
than true followers of Christ — 
could realize that the Jews are a 
working people, people who are 
striving for the social reforms and 
human betterment which these 
groups consider a monopoly of their 
own, and that the Shylock of the 
"Merchant of Venice" is not typical, 
then much could be accomplished. 

"Of course," the Rabbi continued, 
"I realize that the Jews were just 
as intolerant in their day as the 
Germans are today. Our purpose 
must be to teach whatever majority 
which may exist to allow the minor- 
ity the freedom of their own opin- 

"Today more than ever, America 
must pay more attention to the un- 
obstructive efforts of men in our 
own country to bring about these 
ideals, rather than allowing the ter- 
rifying philosophies which come 
from abroad to split us apart." 

Many Students View 
Frosh-Soph Events 

Frosh Take Soph Flag; « 
K.A/s Win Over Dorm 

As droves of students released from their afternoon classes looked 
on, the KA and Dorm teams met in a clash, which resulted in a 34-0 
victory for the KA's. 

First regular activity of the afternoon was a sack race between op- 
posing classes of the lower division. Frosh and Sophs lined up at op 
posite ends of the Bowl, then raced for the 50-yard line and attempted 
to carry the ten 75 pound sacks of dirt to their own goal. In the best 
2 out of 3 quarters of this event the Frosh carried off the first and third. 
As shadows fell over the bowl, a 


Some of the girls from the Hilltop couldn't get used to the idea that 
Sadie Hawkin's race was a thing of the past. They liked it so much 
that there were many speed records broken at the dance last night. 
Billy Bartlett, handsome Hilhopper. had a hard time. He is shown 
above as he took to the rafters as a last resort. — Photo by Culley. 

Town Hall To Open 
Tonight With Eliot 

Major George Fielding Eliot will inaugurate Birmingham's second 
annual Town Hall Series when he speaks tonight at 8:30 p.m. in Munger 

■ The War and Us" is the topic of Major Eliot's lecture, which is spon- 
sored by Birmingham Southern and the Birmingham branch of the 
American Association of University Women. 
No one could be better equipped 

Plans Concert 

Having safely gotten the honors 
lor the successful presentation of 
"Trial by Jury'' tucked under his 

belt. Mr. Anderson is turning to- 
ward the annual Christmas concert 
with high hopes. 

Again this year, the carol sing- 
ing will take place at the McCoy 
Memorial Church. The Hilltop 
Choir, under the direction of Mr. 
Anderson will take part in colla 
boration with the McCoy choir, 
which will be under Mr. McPeek 
i for this program. 

The concert is to be a candle 
light service, Sunday. December 8, 
at five o'clock. 

white camoflauge cloud rolled from 
the field when 500 paper sacks of 
flour were used during the battle 
for opposing teams to capture the 
other's colors. 

Perspiring freshman soon learned 
that flour and water make paste. 

Flour for the event, 99 & 44/100'; 
Lily White, was donated by Yield- 
ing Bros., according to Ken Liles, 
announcer for the event. 

Sparkled by the drive of Helen 
Turner at the amplifying system 
freshmen and sophomore girls corn- 
ered droves of men in the south end 
of the field for a victory in the 
Sadie Hawkins chases. 

After an hour's rest girls fed their 
newly-caught men at a bonfire end- 
ing the afternoon's activities. 

Your Hilltop News Observer 
doesn't know what happened at the 
dance last night at Highland Park 
on account of he went to the dance 
instead of staying to put out the 


to speak on this subject than Major 

en in Stockham Woman's Building 

Eliot, who has spent twenty-two j by the a.A.U.W. Members of the 

years in the study of military strate- 
gy, and has written such widely- 
known books as "The Ramparts We 
Watch" and "If War Comes." 

Maj. Eliot is also well-known as 
a military expert for Columbia 
Broadcasting System. Life Maga- 
zine, Current History. Fortune. Sat- 
urday Evening Post, and The Bir- 
mingham News. 

A World War veteran, the major 
fought in the Dardanelles campaign, 
in Egypt, and on the Western Front. 
After the war he became a second 
lieutenant of engineers in the Mis- 
souri National Guard, and served 
in the U. S. Army Reserves Military 
Intelligence for eight years. 

Major Eliot is also an active mem- 
ber of the Army Ordinance Asso- 
ciation. Military Reserve Society, U. 
S. Naval Institute, American Mili- 
tary History Foundation. Foreign 
Policy Association, Institute of Pa- 
cific Relations, and the American 
Geographic Society. 

Following Major Eliot's lecture a 
reception in his honor will be giv 

lecture committee will be in the 
receiving line, and other members 
of the Association will serve. 

Tickets for the entire Town H ill 
Series, including Major Eliot, Ed- 
ward Tomlinson. Sir Thomas Beech- 
am. John Mason Brown, and the 
Town Meeting of the Air. may be 
purchased from Mrs. Walter L. 
Mims. R. F. D. 1. Box 8. Birming 
ham. for three dollars. 

his fellows take showers and chip 
off the ice before it hardens. 

Dr. Hutson wishes to announce 
that his office has been moved — 
new location is behind the kitchen 

Morning routine has been revers- 
ed at Andrews. Instead of dashing 
to close the windows at 8:15, the 

Horn Blowing 

A campaign was inaugurated 
Wednesday by the Executive 
Council to keep the students 
from blowing their horns so 
much during classes. 

So be sure to whistle at ev- 
ery girl who crosses the quad- 
rangle instead of tooting at 
them for a change. You'll get 
just as good results, and the 
profs will be a heap happier. 

Who Put Out The Flame? 

The first thing Monday morning early birds noticed was the libra- 
rian, bundled in a heavy coat and shivering on her stool. 

"Must be sick," they noted absent-mindedly and hurried on to get 
in that last minute cram before class. One by one they briskly took off 
their coats and settled down. 

And. unconsciously, one by one 
they took up the librarian's new 
style. Then somebody, just moving 
by habit, wandered over to the ra- 
diator, book in hand. 

That haven for frosted hands and 
feet was out cold. Not a spark. 

A whisper circulated from table 
to table, from one huddled group 
to another. 

"The heat's out!" b oys now d as h to open them. The 

The ugly rumor grew as it spread a j r outside is warmer than the 

from building to building. "The boil- j f ros t y atmosphere indoors. ' 

er had blown up ... no more heat j slum conditio! s prevailed Sunday 

for d »ys and days. . . Claud M. morning at the crisis of the attack. 

Reeves was frozen out of Stock- | T n one room, in fact in one bed. 


Into clammy classrooms came the 
campus heroes — the dorm boys who 
claim they haven't had a warm 
moment since Friday. An inter- 
view with Charlie Ware discloses 
the true story of the weekend. 

'We got two kinds of water up 
there now," he told the Hilltop 
News reporter, "Cold water and ice 
I water." 

i Latest club at Andrews is the 
I "Icebreakers", whose membership 
] takes in every resident. Duties of 
1 an Icebreaker are to stand by while 

eight heads and seventeen feet were 
counted. Where the extra pedal ex 
tremity came from is still unestab- 

The cause — the reason for all this 
sufferir3 — and we have this on au- 
thority from Bursal Yielding— are 
some brand-new grates which up 
and burnt out late Friday. Mr. 
Yielding is planning a "Gold Grate" 
campaign to be conducted along the 
same lines as the famous "Gold 
Brick" of sainted memory. 

Page Two 


The Hilltop News 

Frank Cash, Editor — Tom Dill, Business Manager 

Published weekly during the school year and entered as second class matter at the Birmingham, Alabama, 
postofiice, under Act of Congress, March 6, 1876. Subscription rate: $2.00 a year. 

America Has No 
Free Press? 

The close of the presidential campaign 
brings again the frequently used charge— 
this time by Secretary Ickes— that "free- 
dom of the press is a thing of the past." 

Thus the old tale of whether the press 
shall lead the people, or whether it shall 
merely be a mirror of their opinions is 

Mr. Ickes charges that 77 per cent of 
the editorial comment opposed the re- 
election of the President for a third term: 
therefore, we no longer have a free press 
because the people of the country ex- 
pressed in decisive manner an opposing 
decision. • 

We do not know how Mr. Ickes plans to 
correct "this deplorable state in our democ- 
racy." We do know that trivial reprisals 
have been attempted on such columnists 
as Paul Mallon through barring him from 
Presidential press conferences and mak- 
ing him work harder in covering the 
Washington beat. 

It is hard to see how such reprisals will 
give citizens more authoritative coverage 
on national affairs. 

What Mr. Ickes overlooks is the fact 
that all but one of the pages of the ma- 
jority of our newspapers is devoted to an 
accurate mirror of public opinion and 
thought. The one page which is devoted 
to an expression of the opinions of the 
editors is a summary of the observations 
and ideas of trained political writers and 
competent analysts of the affairs which 
interest readers. 

As long as the press can furnish citizens 

Students Do Fine 
Work On Field Day 

The Frosh-Soph Field Day is over. This 
editorial is written before the actual events 
take place, but if the work done by the 
managers of the day is any indication of 
the success of the program, then it was a 
howling success. 

If the students did not take part in the 
day's events it is a poor commentary on 
both their appreciation and school spirit. 

For John A. Reynolds, Bill Hudson, Jean 
Arnold, Lucie Ford and many others have 
done a real job in their preparation for 
Freshman-Sophomore Day. 

Day and night for the past week, they 
slaved to make the plan a success. Packing 
the hundreds of flour sacks, erecting 
greased poles, collecting 400 quarters may 
be fun in some people's language, but no 
matter how you consHer it, it is hard 

So thanks to these students for con- 
tributing so much of their time and energy 
to further school spirit and fun. 

Something We 
Could Do Without 

"How dry I am" proclaim all the little 
horns on all the little cars as professors 
jump and sweetly swear and startled studes 
stir from slumber. 

"Something has jolly well got to be 
ri<>ne about it," Oxfordizes Mr. Childers. 

with such a service, then there is little 
chance that the people will be tricked into 
mistakes which might lead to the destruc- 
tion of their ideals. 

For despite all ranting to the contrary, 
grasping publishers do not peer over the 
shoulders of editors before each story is 
slugged for publication any more than 
are copies of each editorial sent by the 
office of important advertisers for their 
O. K. 

Even if such facts were true, it is 
hardly probable that Governmental regu- 
lation of your daily's pages would result 
in more accurate news stories. 

Any evils which can exist in the press 
must be corrected "in the family." Only 
constant observance of the ideals to which 
the newspaper is pledged can assure a 
continuation of the freedom to which the 
press IS and HAS BEEN pledged. 

The dedication selected for National 
Newspaper Week, held from Oct. 1-8, pre- 
sents adequately the goal which is before 
the American Newspaper. 

The following lines were selected from 
a speech by Edward G. Robinson in the 
Warner Brothers' picture, "A Dispatch 
From Reuter's." 

"May I say this, gentlemen. A censored 
press is the tool of a corrupt minority . . . 
a free press is the symbol of a free people. 
But to be worthy of freedom the press 
must always tell the truth . . .for truth 
is freedom . . . and without truth there 
can only be slavery and degradation. 

"Man must learn one thing ... the news 
must never lie . . . for when men and 
nations know the truth about each other 
the war mongers will have no weapons 
left with which to trick the people. There 
can be no progress except through rtuth."— 
B. L 

"Oh, le bruit!" charmingly smiles Dr. Con- 
stans, with gestures; "Really, you want to 
stop that," remarks the Dean, manipulating 
his elbow a la chaple; "The horn works; 
try the lights," poker-faces Dr. Hutson, 
shrugging his weighted shoulders under 
the striped sweater. 

Get the general idea, Hilltoppers with 
horns? This "Merrily we roll along" stuff 
is o. k. after football games and such, but 
it's pretty hard on professors who teach 
and students who study (?). 

Remember, silence is golden, and anyway 
horn-tooting is bad on the battery.— C. B. 

Thanks From SAE 

Dear Mr. Editor: 

Please publish this letter as a word of 
thanks to the boys who helped in remov- 
ing furniture and personal belongings from 
the S.A.E. house during the recent fire. 

Fortunately, the damage was not great, 
but it would have been far more had our 
friends from other chapters not assisted in 
carrying the S.A.E.'s equipment from the 
range of falling embers and water leakage. 

I want to express not only my own 
sincere gratitude but the thanks of the 
entire chapter for this much needed as- 

Misfortunes of this type often bring out 
many things which usually go unseen. I 
feel that adequate answer has been de- 
livered to the frequent cry "inter-fraternal 
relations are at low ebb on the Hilltop." 

So, thank you again neighbors for your 
aid. Latrell Jones. 

Student Objects 

Dear Mr. Editor: 

Apparently we students on the Hilltop 
do not realize that all this waste of library 
books is coming out of our own pockets. 
When the library fee of $2.50 was cut out 
of the tuition two years ago we got the 
idea that the use of the library would 
henceforth come to us as one of our in- 
alienable rights. It's high time we got 
down to a few facts: 

It is recommended to the college by 
the Southern Association of Accredited 
Colleges, and this is virtually a command, 
that each year $5.00 per student be put into 
the purchase of library books. And where 
does this $5.00 come from? Certainly the 
college officials, out of the goodness of 
their hearts, do not donate this money. It 
comes out of our flat rate tuition. Nor is 
this amount all we students pay into the 
library. Really it's only a conservative 
estimate. Take last year for instance. 

The total budget of the library was $14,- 
896.55 last year. There were 870 full time 
students at Southern for the whole year. 
A little simple arithmetic will show you 
that this amounts to $17.12 per student 
spent on the library last year— $12.12 be- 
yond that allotted to new books. Even 
taking out the ordinary supplies and sal- 
aries that's still a great amount of waste; 
in fact, several thousand dollars worth. 

Of course all of us do not throw books 

through the opening in the second floor 

. — — 

Studen t 

By Pauline Thomas 

In an excellent speech to the Young 
Adult Fellowship at the First Methodist 
Church Sunday night, Dr. Harold Hutson 
provoked us with the question, "Where 
does the government end and your con- 
science begin?" 

Apparently to the students of Union 
Theological Seminary in New York, there 
is no link. They have just been sentenced 
to a year and a day for obeying their 
conscience and refusing to register for 
the draft. In times like these you can't 
separate that which is God's from that 
which is to Caesar. 

* ♦ . 

Students of the University of Michigan 
last week were holding a campus polls to 
determine whether the expulsion of sev- 
eral students by the president was justi- 
fiable and if they should be allowed to be 
2nrolled again at the University. 

♦ * • 

Wendell L. Willkie nearly stole the show 
from President Roosevelt last week, not 
because he won the election, but because 
he lost so gentlemanly. Willkie, who re- 
ceived more votes than any Republican 
candidate in history (winners included) 
declared in his Monday night epilogue that 
his party would not oppose the new admin- 
istration just for the sake of opposition, 
but urged that theirs be a "loyal" opposi- 

Willkie expressed as "totalitarian" the 
supposition that minorities should give up 
their convictions to step in line with the 
majority rule encouraging to pascifists and 
boys who don't want to go "Over There." 

• • • 

Smoking the usual short-winded peace- 
pipe for the first time in many a moon at 
Atlantic Cily, she of boardwalk and Miss 
American fame, are John L. Lewis, CI O. 
chief and his contrary opponent, Sidney 

Convening for the third annual year the 
Congress of Industrial Organizations is 
faced with two major questions: Will Lewis 
make good his promise to resign as presi- 
dent of the labor union at Willkie's de- 
feat, or will his close friend, Philip Mur- 
ray, accept the chair which pays no 
salary? And will the breach within the 
organization be cemented so that the ex 
pected break jn the convention will not 
take place? 

The Hilltop News 

and break the showcase glasses. But, when 
you get right down to it, a new copy of 
some defaced or misplaced book is going 
to cost just as much money as a new show- 
case glass. 

We do not like it when we go into the 
library and are told that the library does 
not have the book we need. It means an 
extra trip down town to the public library. 
Some of that money which we are spend 
ing to replace lost and defaced books 
could be spent for new books. 

This year we are budgeted to put some- 
thing like $20.00 per student into the li- 
brary. Whether or not we are going to 
get our money's worth is entirely up to us. 

E. Gibson. 

More On Quad 

Dear Mr. Editor: 

At last you've found a way to make us 
fully appreciate the Hilltop News. By giv- 
ing us Quad, you showed us how much we 
really do like the News after all. 

Frankly, sir, I think Quad smells. I think 
that if the English students want their 
"best" stuff printed, it should be printed 
in a mimeographed bulletin by the Eng- 
lish department, and not wished off on the 
entire student body. 

Please, let us have no more Quad! 

Hopefully yours, 

William Deitenbeck. 


Keenly interested in peace among labor 
is William Green whose own A. F. of L. 
is convening at the same time in New Or- 
leans. Since Lewis is opposed to the 
way in which the defense commission is 
handling labor, the A. F. of L. stands to 
gain from the government. But then, the 
dynamic C.I.O. leader and President Roose 
velt have never been very friendly, and 
he will still get $25,000 a year as president 
of Labor's Non-Partisan League, so there's 
no doubt that John L. will still hold his 

• « * 

Vyacheslaff Molotoffs hurried and un 
expected visit to Germany last week has 
caused quite a stir and a lot of whisepring 
among diplomatic circles and the press. 

Newspapers are rather hasty in their 
predictions that this is the beginning of 
a closer alliance between Germany and 
Russia. It appears to be a revival of the 
Non-Aggression Pact episode, apparently 
linking Russia with the exis powers. 

Evidently the Soviet Union, faced with 
unfriendly relations from both the Angles 
and the Aryans, is in a pretty precarious 
position. Her best bet is to keep th n 
both guessing. As yet no one can tell 
which way the wind blows. 

• * * 

Last week two Negro boys, R. Veal 
Benning, 19, and John Henry Garner, 15, 
from Frenchtown in Pratt City were given 
maximum penalties for turning in tne 
false fire alarm which resulted in the 
death of a fireman on Halloween night. 

The way in which this case was handled, 
however, makes one wonder if the law is 
always just. Local papers carried the 
story that before either boy would confess 
having turned in the alarm, they were 
whipped and beaten by police officers. 
One of the boys was treated by a well- 
known Ensley physician. 

When the father of the younger boy 
appeared as a witness .trying to prove by 
the family Bible that his son was a juve- 
nile, he was accused of "perjuring him- 
self," charged with contempt of court, 
jailed and made to work on the streets for 
24 hours, fined $10 and costs of court 
Neither was the 15-year-old boy sent to the 
juvenile court as is the general procedure. 

In such cases "justice" becomes a by- 
word and civil liberty a thing of the past. 

The Hilltop News 

Pag* Three 

News Sport Page 

Lester Gingold, Editor 

Cleveland Leads K.A.'s 
To 34-0 Victory 

Over 300 spectators watched the clicking K. A. team smash out a 
34.O victory over a gallant dormitory team for their third successive pig- 
skin championship on the Hilltop. 

Tom Cleveland, captain of the winning K. A. team was hero of the 
game, in which he passed and ran his teammates to their crown. 

The KA's scored early in the first quarter when Cleveland, weaved 
through the husky dormitory line for 20 yards and six points. The extra 
point was made by virtue of Cleveland's pass to Cale in the end zone. 
The next ' KA touchdown was i *~~ 

made in the second period, when 
Tom Cleveland faded back and 
heaved a thirty yard pass to Jack 
Cale, who then skirted 50 yards for 
the tally. Cleveland failed to con- 
vert the extra point. 

Late in the third quarter as the 
dormitory squad made a desperate 
scoring attempt, Cleveland inter 
cepted a pass intended for Kim- 
brough, and traveled 101 yards un- 
touched for the third KA store. 
Cleveland place kicked the extra 

Spurred on by the brilliant line 
play of John A. Reynolds and Jack 
McGill, the KA's added two more 
touchdowns in the final period. 
Cleveland passed to substitute Bill 
Hotalen for 40 yards and Hotalen 
was stopped on the 4 yard line. A 
pass, Cleveland to Dominick, ac- 
counted for the score. The last 
scoring play of the game was en- 
acted as the final whistle blew, 
when Cleveland tossed a thirty yard 
pass to Dominick who evaded three 
dorm safety men and trotted 50 
yards to make the score 33 points. 
Cleveland kicked the ball between 
the uprights for the final point. 

The dormitory team was through 
ly out-classed as the smooth arial 
plays zoomed right by the loser's 
defensive. Stewart Carlton had 
trouble in finding the usual opening 

Tom Cleveland, captain of the 
Kappa Alpha team, who yesterday 
lead his team to a 34 0 victory 
over the Dorm team for the cam- 
pus championship— Photo by Cul- 

Fred Kimbrough captain of the 
dormitory, and Clay Sheffield were 
powerful in their attempt to stop 
the invaders but struggled to little 

18 completed passes out of 29 at- 
tempted was the KA record, while 
the dormitory completed 3 out of 

10 The KA team dispite their 34 
in the opposition's line, but man- i . 
aged to display his nifty dipswing- Pomts had but 7 first downs to the 
ing in a few offensive thrusts. | opposition s 5. 


by Lester Cingold 

Correct — We're not far wrong in 

our predictions! The K. A.'s are cer- 
tainly racking up the points toward 
the Intramural Cup. With the 
Horseshoe and Football Cups in the 
bag the K. A.'s are now making a 
good attempt to snag the Volley- 
ball Cup. 

• . • 

All I. M. Fraternity teams are now 
selecting all-opponent squads and by 
next week we should present to you 
a composite picture of the best fra- 
ternity footballers on the Hilltop. 

Forfeits — what's wrong with, vol- 
leyball! Evidently Southerners don't 
realize what a good game is and 
also that a 100 points is donated to 
the winning team toward the Vic- 
tors Cup of the year. — Fraternity 
spirit must be at a low ebb — why 
not action in the Volleyball Lague. 
• * » 

Stuff — Understanu the Intramural 
Office received an offer from 
Princeton University for a tennis 
match this spring. Why not? If the 
interest keen enough we can cer- 
tainly have a team for intercol- 
legiate competition. 

Ping Pong-What's this latest sen- 
sation they're all blowing about? 
Ping Pong is no longer a game of 
batting a ball but its the game 
where 7 or 8 boys gather around 
a table and alternate in hitting a 
poor little ball to bits while run- 
ning around the table. Another ta- 
ble tennis sport known as Wriffle 
Ball is to see who is best at blow- 
ing the ball off the table. Thats the 
reason so many students are blue 
in the face— They blew themselves 

Ping Pong 

Progress Made On 
Table Tennis Play 

Sororities are running neck and neck in the table tennis tourna- 
ment, manager Jean Arnold reports. 

The K. D.'s are slightly in the lead but may have trouble defeating 
the smooth-stroking Pi Phis and the Theta U's who are beginning to 
click in intramurals. 

Reached In 
Horse Shoes 

Tossing horse shoes back 'n' forth 
is taking up quite a bit of time 
these days in Munger Bowl in the 
men's open single tournament has 
advanced to the semi-final rounds 
as Jimmy Ardis, Hugh Hawk, Bob 
Bowen, Bill Hudson, and George 
Brown as contenders of the cham- 

The same" horse shoe~"pits~that 
suffered such beatings at the hands 
of the aforementioned individuals is 
also the meeting grounds of the in- 
dependent horseshoe meet. A four- 
man team represents the All Stars. 
Blues, Tigers, Dormitory, and the 
Faculty. As the tournaments move 
into the last lap, the strong dormi- 
tory team shows signs of walking 
off with their second independent 
title of the season. Combining to 
form this winning dormitory aggre- 
gation, are Sheffield, Gibbs, Kim- 

Stars on the table tennis field so 
far are Louise Gilmore, Mary 
Frances Cook, and Felicia McLaugh- 
lin with Almeta Anderson and Vir- 
ginia Jackson coming up for tennis 

Badminton manager Martha Ann 
Paty announces that the tournament 
is coming along with slow speed in 
Studac. The winner will be an- 
nounced any day, now and it MAY 
be safe to bet that she'll be Ethel 
Morland, Katherine Moriarty, or 
Virginia Evins. 

Virginia Evins, president of W. 
A. A. (old Alpha Gamma) and 
Katherine Moriarty, secretary, rep- 
resented 'Southern at the State W. 
A. A. convention November 14-16. 

An outdoor supper and a concert 
by Jerome Lansing Hatfield, bari- 
tone of Broadway fame (Jerome 
Kern's show) provided fun after 
business meeting hours. 

'Southern has the distinction of 
being permanent secretary-treasurer 
of the State W. A. A. 


—————— — — — — — 

Frat House Scorched 

"Fire! Fire!" shouted the SAE's for the tenth time in ten years Friday 
when blazes once again wrecked their house. 

"It's getting to be a habit." thought the well-trained volunteer fire 
men, as they rushed up from Munger Bowl to assist regular firemen 
chop up what the fire had left of the house, and to drag out all the 
furniture, etc. 

Starting about 3:15 Friday after- 
noon, the fire caught the wall next 
to the furnace, blazed up to the 
dining room and through the over- 
head chapter room. 

Say the SAE's bitterly, you can t 
even get the house comfortably 
warm before the darn (to put it 
mildly) wall catches on fire. 

Nobly assisted by the ATO's and 
KA's (ain't brotherly love wonder- 
ful), the strong young men cou- 
rageously performed before about 
a hundred staring studes. 

The fire (or should we say con- 
flagration) could have occurred at 
no more opportune time, for Friday 
night found SAE's bragging boast- 
fully to their dates— and anyone 
else who would listen— at the fra- 
ternity barn dance at Hollywood 

The brothers held a special meet- 
ing Sunday to decide whether to 
repair the old shack (now all burn- 
ed down and chopped up) or to 
build a new house. Results were 
that they are "thinking about build- 
ing one'*— why else did they pledge 
so many suckers? . , 

In the meantime Delta Sig's, 
Lambda Chi's (have you heard the 
one about the Lambda Cow out on 
Munger Bowl looking for his jer- 
sey?), and KA's sweetly suggested 

that homeless SAE's might sleep in 
their houses. 

Here's hoping that the 11th time 
the noble boys won't so nobly put 
out the fire, but let the house burn 
down and build a brand-spanking 
new one— courtesy of insurance 

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Cast Begins Work 
On "Night Must Fall" 

There has been a little group of people here on the campus for the 
last week that have been dashing around with distraught expressions on 
their faces. 

They carry little books to which they glue their eyes for long inter- 
vals of time. Then they close their little books, and cast their eyes 
heavei. *rard, while they mutter strange conversations to themselves. 
They repeat this process several times. They smite their brows and 
beat their breasts. 

These people are not students who 
have studied until their minds have 
reached the breaking point. Neither 
are they students cramming for one 
of Dr. Hutson's exams. They are 
the lucky ones that finally won out 
in the try-outs for the College The- 
atre's forthcoming play, "Night 
Must Fall." 

The play is a ghoulish mystery, 
but its morbidity is interspersed 
with enough laugh lines to keep the 
audience from going home to look 
under the beds and in the closets 
before retiring. It is unsual in that 
the playwright, Emlyn Williams, 
has made it a psychological study 
of a murderer, rather than a mere 
murder mystery. 

The brow-beaters are: 

Charles Turner, who plays the 
male lead, "Danny," a psychopathic 
case, who spends all his time mur- 
dering people and dangling a cigar- 
ette from the corner of his mouth; 
Margaret Hickman, who portrays 
"Mrs. Bransom," a fussy, discontent- 
ed hypochrondriac, and is rolled 
around in a wheel chair throughout 
the play; Rebecca Gray, who plays 
"Olivia Grayne," a plain, subdued, 
young woman with her hair in a 
knot and her eyes in horn-rimmed 
spectacles; Holmes Irving, as "Hu- 
bert Laurie," a typical Englishman, 
pompous, hearty, and boring; Mary 
Garrett, who is cast as "Nurse Lib- 
bey," a kindly, matter-of-fact young 
district nurse; Eugenia Dabney, por- 
traying "Mrs. Terrence," the middle- 
aged Cockney cook who is the oniy 
person in the household not afraid 
to tell Mrs. Branson what's what; 
Soula Smith, playing "Dora," a 
stupid, slovenly maid-of-all-work; 
and Bill Ware as "Belsize," the 
suave, clever inspector from Scot- 
land Yard. 

Dr. Abernethy, director of the 
theatre group, announces that the 
playing dates have been set for 
December 4, 5, and 6. Tickets will 
be on sale in the lobby of the Stu- 
dent Activity Building the week 
before production, rather than the 
week of production as it has been 
in the past. He urges all students 
to call for their free tickets early, 
for there will be a limited number 
of seats. The director says that the 
cast is the best he has ever worked 
with, and that the play shows 
promise of being the best the Col- 
lege Theatre has ever produced. 


Faculty Has 
New Addition 
In Law Prof 

John Joseph Smith, Birmingham 
attorney, has taken Mark Hanna's 
position as professor of law at Bir- 

A graduate of Southern in 1931, 
where he received his A.B. degree 
in economics, minoring in history 
and political science, Mr. Smith was 
outstanding in college activities. 

He was a member of Delta Sigma 
Phi Fraternity, the Clarisophic Lit- 
erary Society, the Band in '30 and 
'31, and the Debating Team. Of- 
fices he held while a student in- 
cluded assistant business manager 
of La Revue, business manager for 
Student Handbook, member of Stu- 
dent Senate and YMCA cabinet in 
'30 and '31, and president of Senior 

Mr. Smith received his law de- 
gree at the University of Alabama, 
and his MA. degree from the Uni- 
versity of Virginia. He has finished 
all his requirements for a Ph.D. de- 
gree at the University of Virginia 
except for his dissertation. 

At present Mr. Smith is serving 
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The Student Activities Building 
on the night of November 26 will be 
the scene of the Annual Banquet 
for the alumni of Kappa Chapter of 
Kappa Phi Kappa. 

Tom Dill and Charles Turner will 
sing at the occasion. Their ac- 
companist will be Lucy Ford. 

Louis W. Sims and W. P. Snuggs 
Director of N.Y.A. in Jefferson 
County and Rehabilitation expert 
respectively will lead round table 
discussions using as their subject 
their respective fields. 
Among those invited are I. R. 
Obenchain, N. H. Price, Erskine 
Ramsay, J. E. Bryan, B. H. Stough, 
E. E. Sechriest, Lee Frazer Banks, 
and J. C. Dowling all prominent in 
local education. Faculty members 
of the local chapter are: Cecil E. 
Abernathy, J. E. Bathurst, William 
Battle, W. W. Hale, W. T. Hammond, 
Earnest Henderson, Austin Prodoehl, 
Felix Robb, W. B. Townsend, J. M. 
Malone, and R. S. Whitehouse. 

Members of the local chapter are: 
Edgar Batson, Louie Davis, Latrell 
Jones, Clay Sheffield, Wilfred Sands, 
J. T. Skipper, Clarence Rainwater, 
Thad McDonald, John Baker, F. D 
Moore, and Charles O. Jones. 

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SAE's Have Hottest 
Party Of Week 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon entertained the campus with a House Warming 
Friday afternoon, followed by an exclusive barn dance for cooling pur- 
poses at Hollywood Stables for members and their dates. According to 
a local newspaper, members were dressed in country costumes, 
stalks, and pumpkins. 

Lucky co-eds invited were Marion 
Bumgardner, Marie Pike. Rozanne 
Green, Martha Jacobs, Jane Hud- 
dleston, Rita Belle Farr, Jennie May 
Webb, Frances Gentry, Mary Eliza- 
beth Williamson, Peggy Wright, 
Flay McPherson, Florence Throck- 
morton, Dorpthy Brown, Myra Ware 
Williams, Jordan Phillips, Virginia 
Ferguson, Lucile Starnes .Sara Mc- 
Coy, Jane Henderson, Beth Wil 
lis, Ann Bryant, Mary Florence 
Vaughn, Margaret Pitts, Beaty Au 
brey, Marion Curran, Lucy Saint 
John, Georgia Phillips, Margaret 
Tutwiler, and Wlta Jones. 

The Delta Sigs entertained their 
dates at an informal party Sunday 
afternoon. Gals for the occasion in- 
cluded Mary Elizabeth Williamson. 
Ann Mutch, Beaty Aubry, Mary 
Evelyn Lollar, Jane Greene. Vir 
ginia Lee Wildsmith, Mary Evelyn 
Yancey, Alice Wenz, and Johnnie 

Kappa Deltas had their regular 
bi-monthly supper Monday at Beaty 
Aubrey's. K. D.'s were present in 
large numbers. 

The Zeta Actives are having a 
steak fry Wednesday evening as 
guests of the Zeta pledges. Men 
are invited. 4i 

The Baptist Student Union is hav- 
ing a Thanksgiving breakfast at 8 
A. M. Thursday at the Ruhama Bap- 
tist Church for all Baptist students 
in the city. Good luck to all those 
who don't sleep Thursday until the 
turkey is on the table. 

This is "Soothe All Ruffled Feath- 
ers" week which the social depart- 
ment is running in cooperation with 
'Ole Man Turkey. 

We apologize to the Lambda Chis 
for saying that they are hard up. It 
was the A. O. Pi's own idea to have 
supper in the room; they were prop- 
erly fed later at the Lambda Chi 

The Delta Sigs did NOT have a 
Hallowe'en party on Hallowe'en 
night, but on the Saturday preceed- 
ing. The mothers of the dates were 
disturbed, we understand, by read- 
ing that their daughters were at the 
right place at the wrong time. The 
Alpha Chi's gave their party on Hal- 
lowe'en which is where the Delta 
Sigs were. 

And a note to the Pi K. A.s— 
Your social department has nothing 
to do with the column known as the 

Social Editor Leads Hard 
Life According To Burks 

The new Freshman YWCA Com- 
mission wasted no time in elect- 
ing its officers. At the first meet- 
ing held last week, they elected 
Charlotte Meacham, above, presi- 
dent.— Photo by Culley. 

Eta Sigma Phi 
Initiates Two 

The second meeting of the year 
was held Sunday by Eta Sigma Phi 

"We're having a Hsllowe'en par- 
ty" breathlessly shouts a fraternity 
member in my ear as he shoves a 
date list into my hand. 

Boldly I proceed to pad the story 
to make it readable on the social 
page of the Hilltop News, and five 
minutes after the papers are out on 
Friday a whole fraternity descends 
on me to demand, "Why did you 
say our party was on Hallowe'en 
night! It was on Saturday." 

— And an article appears in the 
social column saying that the Fresh 
Club is having a luncheon. Tommy 
Childs thinks it a personal insult, 
but all I wrote was that the French 
Club was having the party. I can't 
be responsible for what happens 
after the copy leaves my hands. 

at the home of Grace Feely, presi- 
dent. At this time Miss Dorothy 
Webb was honorarily initiated into 
the fraternity and Julian Pickens 
was also initiated. 

The following officers were elect- 
ed: Vice Pres. Shelton Key; Cor- 
res. Secy. Ethel Morland. and Por- 
tas, Ernest Brown. 

Your editor is expected to know 
the complete membership of each 
campus organization, list of officers, 
what time parties are given, and 
who goes steady with whom. 

Pi K. A. descended on the social 
office as a whole to complain about 
an item by the Duchess. Be it un- 
derstood that these departments are 
wholly separated and know nothing 
whatsoever about each other. 

And when the S. A. E.'s read, 
"girls will be there in large num- 
bers", they don't like it. 

"Our parties are exclusive," they 

This could go on and on. 

The editor cuts my space and the 
business manager cuts my pictures. 

And two hours after my deadline 
publicity managers ask if tomor- 
row will be too late for a party to 
get in." 

And so your social editor begs— 
she pleads for full information, lists, 
promptness, dates (date lists, that 
is), and decoration details. 

Let us know about your parties 
and the gals or men that rate then — 
as the case may be . . . but let us 
know about them. Don't just hint 
that there might be one. 



Dipsy Doodler 

By Caroline Mason 

Quad, the latest literary effort of the intelligensia. has been received 
with boos and bouquets by the student body. 

By taking a census and dividing by two. we found that the average 
student is unable to comprehend the deep currents of thought, but think 
that as a literary magazine. Quad is "just wonderful". 

John Huddleston kicked off on I - 
the offensive with this typical state- I py ; ,bout the whole thing. But the 
ment "It's gloomy, it depresses me. 1 Duchess'.'— The Duchess is sad. She 
it makes me sad, otherwise, its j said -How could it be good without 
good." my column"" 

Nell Burks received and com 
pleted a forward pass by saying, 
"It's a fine magazine. If any one 
still wants jokes in a literary maga- 
zine, send them to the University, 
and give them a copy of Rammer 

Said Lucy Ford "I think its darl- 
ing. I especially liked I Knit in 
Class. It was well written and ap- 
pealed to practically every girl on 
the campus." 

Julia Fletcher in an attempt to be 
original said, "It's just too too di- 

"I think its a wonderful maga 
zine. I guess," said Martha Gary 
Smith, and Mary Augusta Wood ad- 
ded "It has excellent possibilities." 

Buster Woodall agrees with the 
Gamma Phi's that Quad represents 
too small a part of the student body 
and should contain more and short- 
er articles. 

Dr Antony Constans said "Quad" 
is marvelous, it shows a fine spirit. 
The many points of view and the 
variety of articles especially appeal 
ed to me. 

Said Cornelia Banks "Most of it 
was good. The feature "Author 
Author" was the most amusing. The 
Author of "Next to of Course God" 
must have been an ardent Willkie 
fan to achieve such extraordinary 

Look Forward 
To Clinton 

Hilltoppers are eagerly looking 
forward to Saturday night when 
Larry Clinton's 16-piece orchestra 
will play at the Municipal Audito- 

Clinton, known as the "Dipsy 
Doodler", recently concluded a rec- 
ord-breaking tour and an engage- 
ment at Meadowbrook. New Jer- 

SG His novelty tunes, including "My 
Reverie ". "Our Love", and "Hear 
and Soul", are written in several 
hours and then he spends weeks 
SSng of a title. He sleeps only 
five hours (whew!), eats only one 
rneal-at 4:00 p.m.-and writes for 
hours in his cars. , 

Widely-known as a defender 
swinging the classics. Clinton 
heves that subtler swing is better 
^ jungle rhythm. He U, . con- 
vi nced that peopl stil want ^ 


These are the various opinions of j mantic \7" wingi not sling 

the students. Most of them are hap- 1 toned down-it 

Barbara Calloway, president of Gamma Phi Beta and vice-president of 
Mortar Board at Birmingham-Southern 


The Hilltop News 


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the s.a.e.'s are really hot 
now that their house is not 
with their bankroll g one to pot 
going to do, they know not what 

looks like the dear old sleep and 
eat boys will just have to be plain 
ol* sots — another line for the poem 
above— now that they ain't no nice 
new painted, freshly renovated, su- 
per-duper, glass enclosed fraternity 
house to drag in millions of fresh- 
man to swell the empty coffers . . . 
maybe they could pledge more on a 
good week-long jag at that . . . we 
wonder when the insurance com- 
pany is going to get wise . . . and 
when those dumb pledges that call- 
ed the fire department are going 
to get wise ... oh well boys better 
luck next time. . . 

the duchess just 'got a late flash 
that bill deitenbeck hasn't had his 
name in this for three and one half 
years ... so we automatically spoil 
his record . . . and three women 
chase ardis on sadie hawkins day 
. . . too bad myra ware and Clyde 
and ann reynolds couldn't all catch 
him . . . we wonder how Virginia 
van der veer can be so beautiful 
and so dumb sometimes to possess 
such a fine brain . . . last part of 
latter according to james saxon chil- j 
ders. . . 

and here's the latest way harold 
hercules hutson, ph.d., pdq, dd, etc.. 
builds up those wonderful shoul- 
ders ... it is reported that he has 
lead weights inside his coat and 
exercises by shrugging his shoul- 
ders . . . we think he is trying to 

learn to be a hindu yogi from the 
dead pan he puts on in chapel ev- 
ery Wednesday . . . Cornelia banks 
should be taken aside and explained 
to what one does and what one 
doesn't when one is writing for 
one's school newspaper . . . she 
forces editors to cut her stuff every 
week after she makes nasty cracks 
about the dean's beard and deacon 
and all other unmentionables of 
our little hilltop . . . torn dill is t 
particularly objectionable person. . . 

oh dear me, oh dear my 
all that i can do is sigh 
i lost out in sadie hawkins hustle 
cause writing duchess makes type- 

i guess everybody's happy now 
that sadie hawkins day is a success 
and maybe they don't know it but 
bill hudson and john a reynolds are 
practically responsible for the thing 
. . . i'm going to give up this duchess 
business and go in training so i can 
catch a man the next sadie hawkins 
day . . . has anybody noticed how 
rex windham trails lucy ford around 
. . . disgusting isn't it . . . torn dill is a 
particularly objectionable person . . . 
now that bill lively and frank cash 
— i hope he doesn't cut this — have 
got their orders maybe this campus 
will be a happier place . . . just 
think no cash and no lively ... at 
least practically no lively . . . the 
junior edition is ever with us, un- 
fortunately . . . professors are 'aw- 
fully nasty people . . . sending you 
home with those grades in time for 
thanksgiving holidays to be messed 
up . . . no sympathy or nothing . . . 
has anybody noticed the absence of 
rupert the runt ... he was hanged 
in the hilltop news office monday 
by john a. reynolds cause he was 
trying to cut in on paty . . . don't 
see why john a had to make it so 
permanent . . . he'd have an awful 

job if he tried to hang everybody 
who tried it . . . harry elliott seems 
to be awful happy with Williamson 
on a string ... or is Williamson the 
one that's happy . . . we are glad 
that the north alabama conference 
did nothing but clap at the mention 
of bsc . . . congratulations dr. paty 
and mr. stuart for a successful 
year. . . 

the pi phis are a bunch of girls 
and all they do is comb their curls 
they think they are regular saints 
but all they got is aints in the paints 

just thought we'd put that in on 
account of we've heard all the 
s.a.e.'s going around singing it all 
the time . . . torn dill is a particular- 
ly objectionable person . . . we hear 
that suicide kate didn't do a good 
enough job in stage door and that 
she's going to make another try this 
time . . . last ... we don't under- 
stand about all these beautiful 
scholarship winners which abound 
on the campus . . . parker, renegar, 
myra ware . . . and all the rest . . . 
torn dill is a particularly objection- 
able person. . . 

go home and eai turkey 
till your vision gets murkey 
for professors who give lessons, well 
tell them monday to go to— home 

Empire Theater 

Starting tomorrow the Empire 
Theater will show "The Howards 
of Virginia." 

This is a story of a struggle for 
freedom, democracy and power. 
Cary Grant and Martha Scott fur- 
nish the love interest in this excit- 
ing frontier story. During the col- 
onists' fight for freedom and rights, 
bitter winters reduce the Contin- 
ental Army to a ragged and weary, 
but determined force. 

Richard Carlson portrays Tom Jef- 
ferson; Richard Gaines, Patrick 

These conflicts which make "The 
Howards of Virginia" so timely to- 
day, make a story which not only 
entertains but which teaches, a mo- 
tion picture which answers the 
problems considered so difficult to 

Lyric Theater 

The Lyric Theater will show the 
screen's perfect couple — Myrna Loy 
and William Powell— in "I Love 
You Again" Wednesday. 

This picture solves the problem 
of what to do when you suddenly 
wake up and find yourself asseted 
with scads of money and a beauti- 

ful wife. Frank McHugh and Ed 
mund Lowe are featured also. 

Friday through Sunday "Knute 
Rockne" will be held over. "Rock " 
revolutionizes football with the 
chorus girl tactics of the Four 
Horsemen and the never-before 
heard-of forward pass. Pat O'Brien 
and Gale Page are the Mr. and Mrs. 

Ritz Theater 

In "Wyoming" at the Ritz Theatre 
this week, Wallace Beery swash- 
buckles through battles, raids and 
thrills, and turns comedian— all in 
one. This is a thrill-packed saga of 
the pioneer West, its action and 
comedy played against scenery of 
breath-taking beauty. 

Beery is a reformed train robber 
who assumes protection of Ann 
Rutherford and little Bobs Watson, 
whose father has been killed by cat 
tie raiders. 

Beery becomes the leader of the 
forces of law and order in a prim 
itive wilderness, helps General Cus- 
ter in his Indian fighting and breaks 
i'P a band of desperadoes. 

Also he plays Lothario and courts 
Marjorie Main, the "lady black 
smith" in the funniest romance 

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The Students' Newspaper 

Steel, where everybody can see it, proves the progress of the new 
Gym, as the third story gets into place, and plans are made to have the 
building ready for occupation by Spring. The basketball court will 
be ready for use by February.— Photo by Culley. 

Flowers Too? 

Spring To Bring 
Gymnasium Opening 

The sound effects of war-torn Europe are being echoed with the 
clatter of the steam hammer on the new Gym here on the Hilltop. 

The structure will be complete— weather permitting— by this Spring, 
according to Mr. Yielding. The basketball court will be opened in 

Slabs of concrete are disappearing as fast as they arrive on the 
campus. This new steel that everybody's been talking about is being 
put up where visitors, students and all can see it. In fact, as soon as 
they fill the swimming pool with water, the "$150,000 Physical Education 
Building (with Natatorium)" of Birmingham-Southern will be ready for 

The finished building promises to 
be completely modern in every re- 
spect, with room for every type of 
athletic activity in its three stories. 

On the ground floor there will 
be offices for Coach Battle and Miss 
Turner. The tile swimming pool 
will be situated in the rear of the 
building with the intervening sec- 
tion left for ping pong tables and 
other games. The boys' dressing 
rooms will be on the left of these 
and the girls' on the right. 

On the first floor classrooms will 
be located in the front with the 
remaining space alloted to the main 
gym. It will be laid off into basket- 
ball, volleyball and badminton 
courts. Weights, bars, swings and 
mats will be among the new equip- 
ment bought to make it complete. 

The top floor of the building will 
have more classrooms and also a 
dressing room for the faculty. Lock- 
ers will border a hallway and be- 
hind it handball and exercise rooms 
will consume the remaining space. 

In all its beauty the new Gym 
will mean more than just a place 
to exercise and play. Its modern- 
ness and completeness will mark 
one step in the progress of Birming- 

YWCA Adopts 
New Set-Up 

The Y. W. C. A. has adopted a 
new set-up this year which makes 
Programs more interesting and ap- 
pealing to all girls. Once a month 
members meet in different interest 

Nell Echols Burks is in charge of 
the group on Ethics or Campus 
Etiquette, which meets in the Stock- 
ham Reception Room. 

A group on Social Problems in 

Birmingham is led by Pauline 

Thomas and meets in tne Stockham 

A Recreational Reading group 
meets with Grace Gamble in the 
"Y" room in Stockham. 

Robbye Tate is in charge of the 
Bed Cross group which meets in 
the Gamma Phi room. 

The group will meet next Mon- 
day at 12:30 and all girls are invited 
10 attend. 

The freshman girls rev.e itly 
elected the following twelve girls 
jo represent them on the Freshman 
Commission of the Y. W. C. A.: 
Cornelia Banks, Marion Curran, 
M aisie Gandy, Clyde Gragg, Doro- 

Coming Up 

News Hawk 
Next In Town 
Hall Series 

Edward Tomlinson, news corre- 
spondent to the Latin-Americas, will 
be presented in the second annual 
Town Hall Series on Dec. 6. 

A noted lecturer and writer, Ed- 
ward Tomlinson, graduated from 
the University of Edinburgh and 
is an authority on Latin American 

Among his other activities Mr. 
Tomlinson has been contributing 
regularly to Colliers Magazine for 
the last five years. 

During his extensive study of 
South America, he has flown over 
150,000 miles of this region and is 
well acquainted with local prob- 

Tickets for the entire Town Hall 
Series, including Tomlinson, Sir 
Thomas Beecham, John Mason 
Brown, and the Town Meeting of 
the Air may be obtained from Mrs. 
Walter L. Mims, R. F. D. 1, Box 8, 
Birmingham, for three dollars. 


To Present 
Noted Pianist 

"One of the South's finest young 
artists", is the way Glenn Nichols, 
of the Conservatory, described Miss 
Florence Richardson, brilliant pian- 
ist of Richmond, Virginia, who will 
appear in a recital in Conservatory 
Hall tonight at 8:30. 

Miss Richardson's debut with the 
National Symphony Orchestra in 
Richmond was recognized by critics 
as an outstanding musical event the 
South and the nation. 

Her program tonight will include 
the Fugue of Frescobaldi-Bartok, 
two Scarlatti numbers: Pastorale, 
and Capriccio, then two numbers 
arranged by her discoverer, John 
Powell: Pretty Sally, and Jockey 
to the Fair. 

The remainder of the program 
will include Chopin's Sonata in B 
Flat Minor, two Brahms' Inter- 
mezzos, No. 3, and No. 1, and 
Brahms' First Rhapsody. Miss 
Richardson will conclude the recital 
with Debussy's suite Pour le Piano. 

The Birmingham Music Club is 
sponsoring the appearance, and all 
holders of Music Club tickets will 
be admitted without charge. Stu- 
! dents of Birmingham-Southern also 
are invited to attend as guests of 
the Conservatory. 

thy Garrett, Katherine Kain, Anna 
Katherine Kidd, Bess Malone. Char- 
lotte Meacham, Edith Plosser, Gene 
Smith, and Nellie Renegar. 

Constans At Meeting 

Dr. Anthony Constans, head of 
the French Department, is at- 
tending the annual meeting of 
the South Atlantic Modem Lan- 
guage Association which is being 
held at Chapel Hill, N. C, this 
week-end. A member of the 
Executive Council of the group, 
Dr. Constans will address the 
assembly of language professors 
this afternoon on "Giving A Prac- 
tical Summer Course In Phone- 

Night Must Fall'' 
To Open Tuesday 

Once more Mr. Ab's College Theatre is on the verge of turning out 
another top-notch performance, this time to be Emlyn Williams' unusual 
murder mystery, "Night Must Fall." 

Final rehearsals are under way as the Hilltop News goes to press, 
for the play will open on Tuesday night for a three-day run on the 
Student Ac. stage. 

Department "Press Dinner," Fri- 
day night will be Thomas J. 

Using expert. 

The entire student body is in- 
vited along with the staffs of 
Quad, La Revue, and the Hilltop 
News. The round table session 
on journalistic topics begins at 
6 p.m. when those attending pu~- 
chase their dinners in the cafe- 
teria and go upstairs to the small 
banquet room to eat and talk. 

If you've sot a gripe about any 
of your publications, come to 
Student Ac tonight and get it out 
of your system! 

Charles Turner, erstwhile villain 
of TBJ fame, will smoke innumer- 
able cigaretts (for which he has 
been zealously practicing) as the 
lead — "Danny," murderer of the 
first degree, whose charm manages 
to captivate miserly "Mrs. Bran- 
som" (Margaret Hickman) as she 
hyperchondriacts about the stage. 

Rebecca Gray again will do a 
first-rate dramatic job as "Olivia 
Grayne," even if her customary 
glamourous sophistication is some- 
what hidden behind horn-rimmed 

Boring everybody — for play pur- 
poses only— is Holmes Irving, as 
"Hubert Laurie," whose musical 
talents a? seen on stage may be 
attributed to Lucy Ford behind the 

The almost-genuine Cockney ac- 
cents of Eugenia Dabney, as "Mrs. 
Terrence," the housekeeper, and 
Bill Ware, as "Belsize, the Scotland 
Yard inspector, lend a spicy dash 
of very English atmosphere to the 

Mary Garrett will portray the 
outspoken "Nurse Libbey," a dis- 
trict nurse attending to "Mrs. Bran- 
som's" wants, and Soula Smith — 
whose screams are guaranteed to 
wake the dead, to say nothing of 
the audience — will play the part of 
"Dora," the far-from-brilliant maid. 

With such a cast, all giving fine 
performances according to Dr. Aber- 
nathy, the first College Theatre pro- 
duction of the year promises to be 
one of the group's best. 

Today is the last day when free 
tickets may be obtained in the lobby 
of Student Activities Building. 


Stude To Study 
Anatomy At Show 

By John A. Reynolds 

I am not a medical student. 
I am not a biology major. 

I am not going to be a butcher (I hope), but I stood shoulder to 
shoulder with Fessor Kincaid and witnessed an autopsy. 

The nature of these internal examinations has often been a source of 
wonder to me when I ran across mention of them in a murder mystery. 
NOW I know—. 

There I stood on the front row 

(I'm always put on the front row' heavy SU p per I had eaten in antici- 
cause I'm short) face to face with ^ pat i 0 n of this event, 
a stone slab on which rested a black 
body recently removed from a 
shroud of brown paper and the re- 
frigeration room, whose low temper- 
ature discourages activity of cell de- 
stroying bacteria. 

A nice looking young man in a 
white coat with a few preparatory 
remarks in the best mortuary man- 
ner seized a wicked looking knife 
and started carving down to pay 

I can probably tell you more 
about the etchings on the walls than 
I can about the location of the vital 
parts of the body. I didn't have to 
look, but I didn't have a cold so as 
the air in the small room became 
permeated with odors, (I couldn't 
tell where from cause I wasn't look- 

When the regions below the neck 
had been explored to the satisfac- 
tion of all present (it's surprising 
how quickly that sort of thing can 
become boring) the young man 
started on the head. 

In the best scalping manner he 
laid back the scalp. I see now why 
hey stop showing Indian massacers 
just as the tomahawk starts its de- 
scent. I also realize why manual 
training is so important to a medi- 
cal student, for without a saw a 
scull dissector would be lost. 
A good workout with the saw, a 
thump or two with a hammer and 
chisle and there stood the brains. 
They don't look at all like the ones 
you mix with eggs. 

From now on I'll study my ana- 
tomy at the 

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The Hilltop News 

Frank Cash, Editor — Tom Dill, Business Manager 

Published weekly during the 
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Frosh-Soph Field Day 
Shows Great Promise 

When the paper went to prest last 
week the outcome of the Frosh-Soph Field 
Day was still in doubt. However, at that 
time, we wrote an editorial thanking the 
students who had spent so much time and 
effort to make the affair a success. Here 
and now we wish to reiterate those thanks 
and to say to those in charge that their 
time and work was certainly shown in 
the faultless and smooth way in which 
everything went off. It is very difficult 
to make a thing of this sort go off with- 
out any hitches. 

But the main purpose of this editorial 
is not to thank those who planned and 
worked out the details, but to thank those 
whose attendance and participation made 
the Field Day go over. In our opinion it 
was one of the greatest steps that Southern 
has ever taken away from being a day 

From those students who went out to 
Munger Bowl last Tuesday can be built 
a student body which will have none of 
the faults seemingly naturally found in a 
school to which most of the students come 
from nearby homes to which they return 
as soon as their classes are over. 

At the dance which was held Tuesday 
night there was, along with that gay spirit 
of informality which characterizes the 
truly successful party, a feeling of unity 
and oneness which has very seldom if 
ever been felt at a Southern dance before. 
This spirit was carried out in the attend- 
ance of certain members of the faculty in 
whose minds the interests of the student 
body are uppermost. To them also we 
want to express our thanks. 

I- is our hope and wish and we believe 
the hope and wish of the entire student 
fresh-Soph Field Day be 

Is There A Place? 

(Editor's note: The following editorial 
was written by two men, who belong to 
two leading fraternities of the campus. 
That such opinions should come from dif- 

ferent points of the greek system illus- 
trates a valid opinion of importance to 
every student of our college) 

We wonder if the fraternities of Bir- 
mingham-Southern have a place in the 
"liberal" arts college whose glories we so 
proudly proclaim. 

For in every step forward — in the free- 
dom of the individual, in the development 
of the much talked of "intellectual free- 
dom" — it seems that the fraternity moves 
backwards for every step the college takes 

And if such a situation exists, then we 
wonder if the time has not come to con- 
sider the actual value of this much talked 
of system. Whether or not it can survive 
as a reactionary in a field of liberalism; 
whether or not a school — which is after 
all the paramount consideration — should or 
can allow the perpetuation of ideals which 
are daily stretching from the principles on 
which it bases its policy. 

The fraternity — and deny it if you can 
you high and mighty greek man— takes 
the freshman man and trains him in a 
purely selfish spirit which runs counter 
to every conception of school loyalty. 

And why are we shooting off our mouths 
at this particular time? 

It is because the fraternities have just 
defeated one of the few methods by which 
the fraternity can move back into step with 
the college which makes them possible. 

Yes, we're talking about deferred rushing 
again, and we're saying the things which 
shouldn't be said, possibly, but which must 
be said before the situation gets further 
out of hand. 

If you're interested in specific cases and 
which exist under the present system, we'd 
suggest that you read the Hilltop News of 
Friday, Oct. 11. This article presents an- 
other fraternity man's opinion— with which 
we fully agree— of the course open to the 

The time has come to quit talking and 
do a little something. We hope that the 
organizations to which we belong will 
lead to the acceptance of a reasonable sys- 

We have derived real benefits from our 

We therefore hope that we will not have 
to take the lead in abolishing them. 

Student Views 

By Pauline Thomas 

want to congratulate you! You had a very 
hard job before you last Wednesday even- 
ing in Munger Auditorium at Birmingham- 
Southern College back in Birmingham, 

Convincing the American public that 
"Great Britain's war is our war, too," is 
a hard task, isn't it? 

Just to tell young men that their only 
choice is to be ready to lay down their 
lives for England, just to tell mothers and 
wives to be willing to sacrifice their sons 
and husbands in order to avenge "the 
error of 1918," that is not so easy, but 
to convince your audience that England 
is fighting to save "Our way of life" must 
be tremendously difficult. 

As you spoke with your forceful, bull 
dog tenacity, as you rattled off witty, 
catchy replies to questions from the audi- 
ence and the professors at the round-table 
discussion, you intrigued us with your 
quick, calculating mind, your keen eyes, 
your hands as they impatiently played 

with your notes. One thought, "Here, is 
unmistakably, a military expert." 

But, even though everyone respected 
your position, Major, not all of us were 
ready to accept your line of reasoning. I, 
for one, went away feeling doubtful and 
unconvinced that you had dealt fairly with 
us. For instance, you declared that "it is 
childish to think of America being in- 
vaded." That, we know, was the trump 
card of politicians who passed the Burke- 
Wadsworth Bill. "Protect our home shores," 
they shouted. "A frontier defense is fu- 
tile," you said. We have a way of learn- 
ing the truth when it's too late, don't we. 

In your effort to build up a more con- 
scious war effort among the people, you 
said, "This time we must be sure that we 
aren't cheated." 

I'm glad you brought that question up. 
For the American people are going to make 
certain that they aren't cheated this time. 
Already the people have seen such dis- 
tinguished gentlemen as Chamberlain. De- 
ladier, William Bullit, Summer Welles, 

And We Knew That It Was Right 

Last Thursday there was no Howard- 
Southern football game. And many of 
us who have been here in past years and 
have enjoyed the expectancy, excitment, 
and thrills which have come to be con- 
nected with this event were a little sorry 
when this Thanksgiving didn't bring with 
it the parade and game which we had en- 
joyed before. 

We thought about the floats, talked 
about for weeks in advance but actually 
put together the night before and often 
the morning of the parade. We thought 
about rushing home after the job was done 
to change clothes in order to ride in or 
look at the parade with its gay and gaudy 
colors and its pretty chrysanthemumed 
girls escorted by smiling boys dressed in 
the best college tradition in big open cars 
borrowed for the occasion from friendly 
auto dealers. 

We thought of the long winding string 
of cars interspersed with trucks containing 
stunts sometimes funny, sometimes dirty, 
sometimes not understandable. We thought 
of waving to our friends either on the side- 
walk or in the parade itself. 

Then after the parade had disbanded at 

Johns', the mad dash home to grab a bite 
of turkey and then out to the game in 
time for the kickoff. Then the game itself, 
sometimes won, sometimes lost, but al- 
ways interesting. There was that field goal 
that Bratcher kicked. Boy! That was a 

honey. You see the score was but 

that's a long story and probably not as 
interesting if you weren't there. Then the 
last game when Coach Jenks rode off the 
field on the boys' shoulders while tears 
came to many eyes. 

We realized that we were being senti- 
mentally dull about the whole thing but 
somehow we couldn't help it. 

Then we thought of other games not 
played on Thanksgiving with only a few 
thousand people looking apathetically on 
as a small squad, hindered by a lack of 
money and interest, fought bravely against 
too great odds. 

Then we thought of almost every stu- 
dent engaged in one form of sport or an- 
other, of a big new Gym with good equip- 
ment, of faculty teams playing against 
student teams. 

And we knew that it was right. 

Lord Lothian, British ambassador, all of 
them and many more, propose appease- 
ment at a time when appeasement meant 
arming Japan and Germany to the hilt. 
Now when the tide has turned, when gross 
English and American profits paved the 
way for Germany to take away Britain's 
slaves in India and North Africa, the cry is 
"Help Great Britain to save her demo- 

We wonder why, if Great Britain is 
fighting to save democracy, she closed the 
Buma Road in China, who is actualy fight- 
ing for democracy, and opened it only after 
a great deal of unfavorable public senti- 
ment. We wonder why, if Great Britain 
is actually fighting for democracy, she had 
Nehou, the Indian nationalist, sentenced 
to four years of hard labor for opposing 
the war? 

We know that when you talk about 
"hemisphere defense," you mention build- 
ing steel mills in Latin America, operating 
them with cheap peon labor, thereby rob- 
bing business from Birmingham, St Louis 

We know already that since the defense 
program has been operating, General Mo- 
tors, Mr. Knudsen's home base, has re- 

ported a 26% increase; Bethlehem Steel, 
a 350% increase; Republic Steel, 480' . 
And Mr. Stettinius' own U. S. Steel a mere 
2500% increase! 

No wonder such "patriots" like war! 

"Sacrifices and tears" for the people, 
unprecedented "gravy" for industry! 

"No wonder we read in the New York 

"Army and navy officials are cooperat- 
ing with their allies in Congress in an at- 
tempted blitzkrieg on labor." As is seen 
by the recent Vultee strike in California, 
either labor or national defense produc- 
tion must be modified. Yet, one can't get 
along without the other. 

You skipped over our own social prob- 
lems very gracefully, by joking about the 
figure of unemployment! You merely inti- 
mated, but said nothing about the real 
cause of the French defeat. 

"We cannot maintain a democracy with- 
out peace," you say. And that is precisely 
the reason why we, the people, meet you 
and the William Allen White Committee 
and your distinguished Marquis Lothian 
with skepticism. 

Yes, there are people "who don't want 
-to play that way!" 

jh # HiHtoP News 

Best Of All 

Pag» Thr— 

All Frat Football 
Team Chosen In 




"ALL FRATERNITY," that's the title given the nine best footballers 
on the Hilltop alter their selection by each of the seven fraternities of 
an all-opponents team. 

The All Fraternity team reads a starting lineup that would appeal to 
any pigskin coach, RE-Cooper, KA; RT— Graham, DS; C-Reynolds KA; 
LT _Ware, PiKA; LE— Hudson, SAE; GB — Cleavland, KA; HB — Winfield, 
BK; HB— Sands, PiKA; FB— Brown, LXA. 
Peck Sands, gridiron hero of las* 

year's inter-collegiate squad, was 
unanimously chosen halfback on 
the "All Fraternity" team, despite 
the poor record shown by his Pi 
K A. team. Peck displayed the 
fight and ability that made him 
known to his opposition as a terror. 

George Brown, Lambda Chi back- 
field ace, followed Sands in the 
balloting, being named by five op- 
ponents as the best on the gridiron. 
Flashy George was the passing ace 
of the Lambda Chis and was the 
main cog in their defense machin- 

Kappa Alpha, Hilltop champions, 
placed three men on the All Stars 
team. John A. Reynolds, spirited 
center, copped the pivot position 
by virtue of his blocking and hard 
rushing. Husky Jim Cooper was 
chosen as a flankman and proved 
his abilities as a defensive and of- 
fensive player. The third KA to 
make the squad was Captain Tom 
Cleavland, one of the best intra- 
mural quarterbacks Southern has 
seen in some time. 

Cleavland's accurate heaves and 
sprightly sprints accounted for the 

better part of the KA effensive 

Bill Hudson, S.A.E., was chosen as 
running mate to Cooper, and was 
heralded as one of the hardest fight- 
ers and best receivers that has 
shown in Munger Bowl intramurals. 

The fourth man in the All Frat. 
baekfield was little Don Winfield, 
a tricky runner who led the Beta 
Kappas through a fair season. Don 
not only ran the ball but was on 
the tossing end of a clicking pass 

The Delta Sigs were represented 
by John Graham, lanky lineman, 
who represented a stumbling block 
in the paths of opposing offenses. 

Selected as second choice to the 
first team was a team with players 
from each of the fraternities. The 
Lambda Chis placed three while 
the SAE's and KA's had two. 

The second team selected was — 
Ends, Trueman, ATO, and Aston, 
DS— Tackles, Bartlett, SAE, and 
McGill, KA, and Howell Heflin, 
LXA, as center, The baekfield con- 
sisted of Harrison, LXA; Jones, 
SAE; Cale, KA, and Pruitt, LXA. 

Pi Phi Rats 
To Throw 
Big Affair 

Tea dance time returns to 'South- 
ern Saturday when the Arrow 
Wearers (Pi Phis to you) entertain 
from 5 to 7 at Highland Park Club. 
Milton will play, and it is rumored 
that food will be served. Actives 
are honoring pledges who will have 
a recognition dance all to them- 
selves. Clyde Gragg, president of 
the pledges, will lead the dance 
with Julian Bishop. 

Pledges and their dates include 
Betty Caldwell, Billy Hotalen; Rita 
Belle Farr, Eddie Updike; Jean 
Emond, Jack Britton; Cornelia 
Banks, Frank Cash; Mary Frances 
Jinnett, Billy Bartlett; Frances Gen- 
try, Johnnie Kain. 

Studes Have Time 

Social Whirl and the S. A. E.'s introduce a new feature this week 
with cooperation of other campus fraternities. Every Wednesday is 
"date luncheon day" at the S. A. E. house, and the boys are especially 
invited to bring dates to the house for lunch. 
At the K. A. house recently were 

Ping Pong 

New Tournaments Starts 

If you lose anything, want to see anybody, are bored, or feel in the 
need of recreation, just drop into the Student Ac. Building. 

The play rehearsal is still going on and that's just the beginning. 

Friday afternoon the girls, bedecked in their shorts, will play the 
finals of their Singles Badminton Tournament. The fun will start at 
1:30 with Elizabeth Ann Dulmadge, Virginia Evins, Catherine Grubbs, 
Margaret Jones, and Caroline Jones being the featured participants. 

The Sorority Ping Pong Tourna- 
ment will be drawn to a close Mon- 
day afternoon with the K. D.'s as 
likely winners. Close on the heels 
of the sorority paddle weilders will 
come the Independent Women's 
Ping Pong Tournament. 

Miss Martha Anne Paty announces 
that the girls will continue bad- 
minton in the doubles fashion as 
soon as the singles winner has been 

■ The two ping pong tables resting 
resplendently in the Student Ack 
will be the medium in the proving 
of the superiority of the males 
around the campus. Wednesday the 
Open Ping Pong Tourament for fra- 
ternity and independent men will 

This one tournament will deter- 
mine individual winners in the fra- 
ternity and independent leagues as 
well as the team champions. At 
the end of the tournament the 

French Play, 
Movie Presented 

Have you ever had mother-in-law 
trouble, or have you just read about 
it in jokes. Either way you'll want 
to see the French Club play Friday, 
December 13 when Mary Garrett 
and Cornelia Banks as two mother- 
in-laws begin to pull hair over their 
children, Evangeline Constantine 
and Claude ShilL 

Bill Jim Gibbs as the father-in- 
law and Annie Frances Davis as 
the maid keep the whole thing from 
degenerating into a brawl. 

Most of the program will consist 
of a French movie, with English 
sub-titles, "The Heart of Paris". 

Jane Henderson, Tee DeeDebarde- 
leben, Myra Ware Williams, Doro- 
thy Irving, Sweet Georgia Brown, 
Ouida Jones, and Martha Ann 

Almeta Anderson spent a recent 
afternoon playing ping pong at the 
A. T. O. house. We haven't been 
able to find out who 'tis that the 
A. T. O.'s have been feeding. , 

Beta Kappa had a Farmer-Farmer- 
ette dance Friday as a prelude to 
the formal Wednesday at the Pick- 

Lambda Chi Alpha is still holding 
weekly parties for sororities, but 
everything they do seems to be a 
deep, dark secret. We are unable 
to get gals, men, or party details. 

Zetas and their dates had a steak 
fry Wednesday a week past, as 
mentioned in your Social Whirl last 

A. O. Pi's will entertain their na- 
tional president, Helen Haller, of 
Los Angeles, Calif., at a dinner 
party Friday night at the Mountain 
Brook Club. Miss Haller will visit, 
the 'Southern chapter over the 

points of the six highest men of a 
fraternity or independent group 
will be totaled, and these points 
will form the team score. 


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Girls your Christmas 
ping will be easier this year 
than ever before because Pi- 
zitz has bought the ideal pres- 
ents for mother, dad, sister, 
brother and the one and only. 
Ie"picking out presents the other day I ^i^^rMil^ 
decided to see if I could fii-d presents that the p .. -i^fr^M 
average girl in college would give to the boy 
that she was going with. It didn't take me 
long to find the type gifts that I was looking 
for when I got in the men's department on the 
street floor of Pizitz. Every boy needs a wal- 
let and often that is the one thin*; that he 
won't buy for himself although he may want 
one, so why not give Tom, Dick or Harry a 
AiUh^/TM.^ genuine calf skin wallet in brown or black, 
with several compartments. This is an open 
wallet and would make any boy proud to 
own one. 

With the days as cold as they are gloves are 
another gift that boys need and want. Styles 
vary so much in gloves that you girls are 
lucky because you can pick out the type gloves 
that will fit the particular needs of the re- 
ceiver. Pig skin gloves are good at all times 
and you can get them in tan or brown, fur ^y^r^liU 
lined or lined in wool. Either style is warm 
and will certainly protect the boys hands from 
the cold. 

I have noticed several boys keeping their 
hands in their pockets to keep warm so take 
a hint girls and put gloves on your Christmas 
shopping list. 

For that neat and well-dressed look a boy 
certainly needs a tie chain to keep his tie 
straight so by all means help 'Him' achieve this purpose, 
tie chains have the individual initials and can be found on the 
street floor of Pizitz. 

Other things that a girl could give to a boy are mufflers, 
pipes, cigarette holders with or without lighters, ties (but if 
you give ties please be careful in your selection) shaving kits, 
key chains and many more on that order. 

For the gift to please see the men's department on the 
street floor of Pizitz. 

Boys next time I will give you 
presents that the girls like. 

See you soon, 

(adv } DOLLY DALE, JR. 

as to the kind of 

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tke dudtete 

thespians to present night must fall 
tickets are at your beck and call 
so come to play and see what fate 
has in store for suicide kate 

we don't know how rebecca gray 
discovered the identity of us the 
duchess, but she's paying off mighty 
good for a plug every week, so we 
will continue our policy of keeping 
said plugs in. . . john a. reynolds 
strung up a noose down in the hill- 
top news office last week to kill 
rupert the runt, just because he 
was sick and tired of having rupert 
monopolize the duchess' column ev- 
ery week— 

this week, john a. decided to use 
the noose for other purposes, it 
seems that john a.'s girl, the presi- 
dent's daughter is taking in the 
bk dance with the professorial gift 
to the women, dr. h. — why, dr. h., 
think of all the other women who 
will be eating their hearts out just 

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because you had to go and single 

out one girl to give all your atten- 
tions to. . . . 

another one of those throat-cut- 
ting triangles is the latest guffin- 
twining-phillips one — it seems that 
julian class georgia "georgus" while 
courtney burns. . . 

now we return stinKweeds to our 

if we don't get you this week, 
are sure to follow 'urn 

stinkweeds to updike for pushing 
poor little hudson down and getting 
his pants all dirty. . . to the plowboy 
not playboy from nashville, who 
visited the presidential mansion the 
past week-end. . . to john huddle- 
ston just because he's john huddle- 
ston ... to bill deitenbeck for criti 
cising quad sans reason. . . to the 
flies who come on Wednesday night 
and pester ye ed. . . to rebecca 
gray's father for insisting on taking 
her home, when she has such won- 
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The Hilltop News 

The Students' Newspaper 




Chapel To Be Third 
Period Next Semester 

Change in chapel period which will move convocation programs 
from the fifth to the third period at the opening of the second semester 
has been announced by Dean Hale. 

The move came after recommendations from the Student Forum 
last month, where the errors in the newly revised set-up were discussed. 

Another change which the forum , 
discussion produced was the ap- 
pointment of John Howard, student 
body president, to serve on the com- 
mittee for the selection of chapel 
speakers and programs. 

In a statement late Wednesday 
afternoon, Dr. Paty said "The com 
mittee needs student reactions to 
the programs planned and sugges- 
tions and new ideas for a more var 
ied series. Recommendations con 
cerning speakers or other sug- 
gestions from students may be given 
to John Howard or to any other 
member of the Convocation Com- 

Faculty members of the group 
which now plan programs are Dean 
Hale, chairman, Dr. Hutson, Mr. An- 
derson, and Jack Stewart. A student 
committee has been chosen to aid 
Howard in presenting student 
views. Members are Dorothy Trot- 
ter, Robbye Tate, and Ralph Jolly. 

The change in the time for chapel 
period has become necessary so 
that students may have time to eat 
lunch, and so that various organiza- 
tions—Y. M. C. A., Y. W. C. A., etc. 
—may regain the crowds which are 
lost to the cafeteria under the pres- 
ent set-up. 


It's Town Hall tonight with Ed- 
ward Tomlinson. above, interna- 
tionally known authority on South 
Ameri<*m affairs, as the speaker. 
Tomlinson will discuss the rela- 
tionship of the United States with 
her neighbors south of the border. 
Hi* address is the second in the 
Town Hall Series, following that 
of George Fielding Eliot last 

Dean's List 
Has Names 


Of Sixty-Six 

Sixty-six students have joined the 
ranks of our campus intelligensia, 
according to announcement from the 
second floor of the Dean's honor 

From the upper division, the fol- 
lowing students made an average of 
2.4 or more: Ruth Allan, John 
Baker, Jesse Bates, Billy Baxter, 
Ruth Bell, Julian Bishop, Shulamith 
Block, Nell Wade Booth, Donald 
Brabston, Tom Childs, Tom Cleve- 
land, Jimmy Cooper, Betty Lou 
Davidson, Sarah Douglas, Grace 
Fcaly, Grace Gamble, Mary Garrett, 
Ila Glover, Hugh Hawk, John How- 
ard, George Huddleston, Mary 
Louise Ivy, Paul Kassouf, Leslie 
Thorpe Kaylor, Kenneth Liles, Cau- 
nette McDonald, Jack McGill, Wyl- 
lene Murphree, William Pardue, El- 
mer Rhodes, Auguste Richerzhagen, 
Elizabeth Roark, Nora Savio, Julia 
Thiemonge. Mary Tiller, Carroll 
Truss, Bill Vance, Virginia Van der 
Veer, Don Winfield. 

From the lower division, honor 
students are Cornelia Banks, Ouida 
Blackerby, Ann Blevins, Louise 
Campbell, Evangeline Constantine, 
Earle Culverhouse, Eugenia Dab- 
ney, Annie Frances Davis, Louie 
Davis, C. M. Dendy. Marjorie Dor- 
man. James Godfrey, Clyde Gragg, 
Ralph Jolly. Annie Lillie, Wiley 
Livingston. John Lumpkin. Robert 
Mowry, Janette Munkettrick, Ele- 
anor Nelms, Julian Pickens, Vir- 
ginia Pickens, Nellie Renegar, Wil 
bert Robinson, Gene Smith, Orian 
Truss. Jacqueline Vincent. 

Pruett And Lively Seek 
Editorship In Special 
Election Wednesday 

Refugee Royalty Here 

By Jovce Siniard 
Prince Hubertus zu Loewenstein. German refuge since 1933. will 
appear in Munger Auditorium Saturday, December 7. 1940. at 
thirty p.m. for the Phi Beta Kappa Founder, Day program_ He wU 
lecture on "What Lies Beyond the Present War. The meehng 
limited to Phi Beta Kappa members only; the public is invited. 
Prince Hubertus was born Octo- 


ber 14, 1906, in the Castle of Schoen 
Kufstein in the Tyrol 
He spent a nor- 
mal childhood en- 
joying play and 
nduring studies 


end Two weeks later he made this 
entry "To all outward appearances 
little has changed the last fort 
night A faint shade of meaning 
in the intonation of our house por- 
. ter's "Good morning' after he had 
F \ When ""he was jus , addressed another tenant with 

1 w,ltM1 JU - , , Hitler' a clicking 

t I twelve years old. a hearty He,, 

L — I the World War soun d in the telephone -there can 

' tbrgan. which he u . „„ u U.I that our • - >• ' " 

^ ^ 1 described in his \ are being overheard) and the fact 
Conquest of the thai the maid in the flat above 
Past. As a boy, he ours _a flat belonging to . Nazi 
watched Germany fam Uy_has orders not to talk to 
grow into a Re- our maid-that is aU 
public and he everything goes on as usual, 
took the oath: "I with reference to the end of Hit- 
swear it. Faithful Un , s rule . the Prince says: The end 
unto death to the wiH come when the grocer on the 
German Republic and its colors, corner, who has no true .Mtfe i 
black, red, and gold." Hitler learns that the butcher and 

Today, this man is an exile from the baker feel the ££^ d °£, 
his beloved Germany. He might still when Wince u 

k P over in case 

be living there except for this fact askc d who . would take ove^ ^ 
"Never once did I raise my hand 0 f the fall, he saio, unate 
in the Nazi salute. I have not done which » * seeing me n in 

it. I shall never do it." Already Some of the most far see ^ ^ 
Prince Loewenstein's lands and citi- Germany today «• 
zenship have been taken from him- I tv,— men wo 
his life would be taken also, if he 
fell into the hands of the Nazis. 

The diary of Prince Loewenstein 
shows another interesting incident. 
On January 30, 1933, he made an 
entry fortelling the beginning of the 

^TghmitiMhTpVple themselves 
asserf themselves, and Germany 
nasses at last from its horrors of 
fhe Tresent to a government of the 
people, for the people, by the peo 

To Speak 
On Campus 

Edward Tomlinson, outstanding 
authority on South American af- 
fairs, will speak here at 8:30 p.m. 
Friday as part of the 1940 Town 
Hall lecture series, sponsored by 
the American Association of Uni 
versity Women and Birmingham 
Mr Tomlinson, speaking on "The 

1 Americas Against the World," will 
attempt to clarify the common in- 

I terests of the United States and the 
other Americas, principally based 

1 on his findings in South America 

i during his annual visits there since 

i 1922. 

On his latest visit there he made 
1 a special investigation of Nazi pene- 
tration into that country. Although 
he found the country 70% pro-ally, 
and 10% neutral, he found the re 
' maining 20% pro-Nazi, he reports. 
Later he attended the Havana Con- 
ference, the proceedings of which 
he broadcast daily over a United 
States network. 

A soldier in the last World War. a 
graduate in political science at the 
University of Edinburgh, and a 
student of South American politics 
and economics for eighteen years, 
Tomlinson is one of the best in- 
formed present-day lecturers on the 
"good neighbor" policy. 

By Virginia Van der Veer 
News Political Analyst 

Political posters and campaign speeches will liven pre^hrlrtma. 
activity on the campus next week as a special election U held to choose 
a new editor of the Hilltop News for the remainder of the school ^year. 

_ , in a called meeting of the Elec- 

jtions Board Wednesday, Bob Live- 
ly, and Sammy Pruett were quali- 
fied to run for the office. 

Present editor of the News, Frank 
Cash, has been called to active serv- 
ice with the National Guard, and 
will not return after the holidays. 
Cash, a senior, is completing his 
college work this semester, and 
will take special exams before Jan. 
1 to receive his credits. 

Polls will open Wednesday morn- 
|ing for the vote. 

I Lively, a sophomore and present 
managing editor of the paper, has 
been a main plug on the Hilltop 
News staff since his freshman year, 
having gotten his journalism start 
as Editor of the Ensley High Yel- 
low Jacket and Police Reporter for 
the Birmingham Age-Herald. He is 
now college publicity correspondent 
for the Birmingham Post and asso- 
ciate editor of Quad. 

Pruett, a senior, has worked on 
the Hilltop News as assistant Sports 
Editor. He is at present an assis- 
tant in the sports department of the 
Birmingham Age-Herald. 

Political analysts and predictors 
on the campus are frankly puzzled 
over the outcome of Wednesday's 
I election. To date, no frat or non- 
Ifrat cliques have organized, nor 
does such a possibility seem likely 
with both candidates promising a 
race "free of campus politics." 

At the outset, the race seems to 
be a toss-up. with Lively's expe- 
rience in newspaper work being 
balanced by the fact that Pruett has 
been on the Hilltop two years long- 

Don't get worried, you freshman 
history students. Professor Ward 
hasn't gone completely batty. 
He's just practicing for the Mor- 
tar Board "Baby Parade" to be 
held in Student Ac on Dec. 12 
and 13. next Thursday and Friday. 
—Photo by Cransnaw. 


Even Profs Were Babies 

Patty cake, patty cake, 
'Fessor once was mild— 
And not a Doctor knowing lots, 
But just his mommy's child. 
Have you often wondered what your faculty advisor looked 
when he was a baby^ Mortar Board is giving you the C^O^J 
faculty members in bootees and three cornered pants next Thursday and 
Friday in the Studac banquent room 
For the small sum of five cents 

(5c), all students and faculty mem 
bers are invited to see the show 
and vote for the Prof, who was 
the prettiest baby, who will receive 
a prize. Although the prettiest 
baby is no longer young, he will 
still receive the award. 

Attics have been searced, families 
written to. and autograph albums 
robbed for these priceless repro 
ductions of baby days. Pink and 
blue crepe paper will form an ap- 
propriate setting, and authentic 
teething rings, bootees, shoes, and 
rag dolls will be included in the 
baby museum. Gen-U-wine nick- 
names will be supplied on the 
nameplates ("Bubbles Bathurst." 
just to give you a preview) and 
it's up to you to choose the prettiest 
one. You are asked to be fair and 
unprejudiced in the election. No 
one will be able to discover for 
whom you vote. 

The show will be open from 8:30 
to 3 p.m. both days. 

Mortar Board and Alpha Lambda 
Delta members will be on hand 
with plenty of voting materials and, 
incidentally, to guard these price- 
less relics 

Choir To Sing 

The Hilltop College Choir will 
be featured at two concerts of 
Christmas music this year, one 
this Sunday at McCoy Memorial 
Church, and the other at lnde 
pendent Presbyterian Church. 

On this Sunday. Dec. 8, the 
Hilltoppers will be at Independ 
ent. and will come to the College 
Church the following Sunday. 

Director Raymond F. Ander 
son will have charge of both 
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The Hilltop News 



The Lament Of A Liberal 

The Hilltop News 

Frank Cash, Editor — Tom Dill, Business Manager 

^Wished weekly during the school ye it and entered as . 

■ Act of Congress. March 6, 1876. Subscription 

matter ai the 
$2.00 a year. 

To The Students: 

(Editor's note. This is somewhat of a 
reversal of procedure in that this is a 
letter Trom the editor to yon.) 

Next Wednesday you will go to the polls 
in order to select the editor of this paper 
for the remainder of the 1940-41 term. 

It is needless for me to say that I wish 
things could have been so that I could 
have served out the term to whidT you 
elected me. 

In the years that I have been here at 
Southern the greatest fun that I have had 
has come from working on the paper. The 
greatest lessons that I have learned have 
been from those who have worked with 
it And in leaving the thing that bothers 
me most is the fact that I shall no more 
be a part of the paper. 

I know that much of what I have to say- 
will be construed as bragging, but it is 
with the same indulgence that you use in 
listening to a father talk of his son that 
I hope you will accept what I have to say. 

While I have been here the paper has 
been one of the bright spots on the cam- 
pus. It has stood for something. It has 
ever been a force of tolerance and liberal- 
ity. At times its policy has been criticized 
by members of the administration and the 
student body alike but at all umes this 
criticism has been accepted in that same 
sp'rit in which it was given, one of wish- 
ing to do the most for the school and the 
students. In the times to come it will be an 
increasingly hard task to keep the paper 
on the road that it has traveled for the 
past four years. 

These are the reasons that the election 
that we will hold Wednesday means so 
much to me. I realize, that in supporting 
one of the candidates. I will be criticized. 
There are those who will say that I am 
prejudiced for reasons other than those 
which I give. There are also those who 
will say that the position that I hold at the 

present should keep me out of the election 
all together. 

My answer to these is that my one pur- 
pose has always been and will always be 
to see that the paper has the best there is. 
All other things have been and will be 
secondary to this. 

Secondly, it is my contention that the 
past editor should be interested more than 
anyone else in the outcome of the election 
and for that reason, if for no other, it is 
his duty actively to support the candidate 
whom he thinks is qualified. 

In selecting your candidate let me urge 
you to consider above all else, above your 
fraternal affiliation, and above personal 
friendships the qualities which are neces- 
sary to a good editor. 

First of all consider what he has to say. 
What his ideas are. What he thinks. Be- 
cause, you know, the editor has much to 
say about what the tone of your newspaper 
shall be. Whether it shall be an organ of 
progress or of retrogression. The editorial 
policy of the paper is, with few restrictions, 
in the hands of the editor. 

Secondly consider what kind of a tech- 
nical newspaperman the candidate of your 
choice is. Think of v.hether or not he will 
be able to put the paper together once it 
has been written. 

The first consideration is entirely up to 
the individual himself. It will depend upon 
what he thinks and believes. The second 
can be obtained only through experience. 

I am not trying to throw the weight of 
this office (whatever it may be> to any one 
candidate and it is for this reason that I 
have refrained from mentioning any names. 
It was my purpose in writing this to show- 
how important I consider the choice that 
you will make to be. 

Next Wednesday don't elect a friend of 
yours, elect a candidate who is qualified. 

Good Old 
Hearted Birmingham 

Good old big-hearted Birmingham is once 
more being played for a sucker, or that is. 
certain people in it are. 

Recently there was a drive on for "more 
ambulances for Britain" put on by a Mr. 
Terrell Van In gen assisted by Mrs. Morris 
Bush and this season's debutantes, 

Mr Terrell Van Ingen is vice president 
of the British American Ambulance Corps 
and -former stretcher bearer in the World 
War. who possesses a realistic understand- 
ing of the vital need of safe, comfortable 
vehicles for transporting the wounded," 

During the first 24 hours of the drive at 
least one machine (costing $I.350> was giv- 
en and Mrs. Bush is quoted as having said. 
"Checks and money continue to pour in. . .** 
Just glancing at this one might say. 
"Well, that's fine. They certainly are fine, 
good people who will give their time and 
money to such a worthy cause." That's 
what «kr might say. but we don't. We 
say they're suckers, falling for something 
because it appears glamorous to them, be- 
ing taken in by a cause which is British, 

There have always been certain people 
among us who have looked up to the Brit- 
ish. St James impressed them and former- 
ly many of our wealthier and more in- 
fluential young aristocrats yearly made the 
pilgrimage to London in order to stick a 
rouple of white feathers in their hair and 
before their Bntanic Majesties 
is finally discontinued when the 

British themselves got sick of it. 

But we re getting a little off the subject 
Our point is why couldn't this money have 
been spent in Birmingham Lord knows 
there are enough worthy causes here in 
our own backyard to take care of even.' 
surplus penny we have and more. 

In Titusville there are children running 
around barefooted. On 20th Street there 
are people still getting their meals from 
garbage cans. All over town there are 
children who can t go to school because 
they have no clothes. Out in Norwood 
there are children to whom money could 
give legs, everywhere you look there are 
people who could have used this money, 
who really needed this money and yet it is 
being sent several thousands of miles away 
to a people who have the greatest contempt 
for us except during such times as the 
present when we can be of use to them. 
And this money is forming another of 
those ties which is pulling us closer and 
closer to conflict. 

And why? Why is this money spent in 
Britain rather than in Birmingham? Ill 
tell you why. It's because its more ex- 
citing, it's glamorous, it s thrilling to identi- 
fy yourself with the British cause by giv- 
ing of your time and money. You get 
much better publicity if you parade down 
20th with the British-American Ambulance 
Corps vice president than if you bought 
for small cold feet You meet a 
Jass of people soliciting for Brit 
ain than you do clothing children so 
they can go to school. 

And yet it's not only Mrs. 

(Once in a great while you run across 
something worthwhile in exchange publi- 
cations. This one from the Penn. State 
Daily Collegian is such.) 

It was great fun, a few years ago, being 
a Liberal. If you were a college student, 
you enlisted as a member of the League 
against War and Fascism or the American 
S'udent Union, and there you were. Any 
league against war and Fascism looks pret- 
ty funny today, and the A. S. U.'s refusal 
to condemn Russia's aggression has led to 
uspieion that all is not well in that or- 

Communism, which counted many sin- 
cere supporters among idealists, received 
well-deserved repudiation when Stalin 
made his sordid deal with Germany and 
began to absorb small neighboring states 
in a definitely "imperialistic" manner. 

The world pathetically watched French 
industrialists force the Popular Front gov- 
ernment out of power and join forces with 
the Tories of England to set the stage for 
what today looks like the complete sub- 
jugation of human rights in Europe under 
Hitler: who. incidentally, wasn't gentleman 
enough to enslave only his own people, but 
who has his greedy eye on the wage slaves 
of the same Tories, who assisted him to his 
present success. 

The liberal looks around this country- 
wondering where to turn. Should it be to 

the Republicans? We know one well; when 
we think of his administration we think 
of four things— the abolition of firecrack- 
ers, castration of workmen's compensation, 
female labor in factories until midnight, 
and the return of long underwear and high 
button shoes to the place they deserve in 
the hearts of Americans. 

Should it be to the Democrats, who have 
admittedly accomplished much needed so- 
cial reforms, but largely through the aid 
of some of the rottenest city machines this 
country has ever known? Should a liberal 
enthusiastically support a policy that con- 
tinues to permit large shipments of scrap 
iron and oil to Japan, despite the current 
hurrah about licensing? 

And what do you highly eligible mem 
bers of the new $30-a-month army think 
about it all, as profit-hungry industrialists 
continue to sabogtage the country's defense 
program? Are you ready to die for De- 
mocracy and the Tin Supply while Con- 
gress solemnly prepares to kick the cover 
off the excess profits tax? 

You'd better think these things through 
while you've a chance in the isolation of 
college life, for when you emerge into the 
broad bible belts of Pennsylvania, you're 
liable to get all confused by the praise still 
rising for the Almighty Dollar and the 
Great Engineer. This very tired liberal 

Once Again 

This week the College Theater put on 
one of its traditionally excellent produc- 

Frat Man Answers 

i-/v7C3i R VU « LVJII Wl • 

For some time "The Hilltop News" has 
printed letters and editorials criticizing and 
condemning fraternities and all they rep- 
resent. I thing it high time some one offer 
a few words in defense of the fraternity 
system, questioning such statements as "the 
fraternity . . - takes the freshman man and 
trains him in a purely selfish spirit. . 

The fraternity system originated from 
the spiritual needs of young men who felt 
that they were not fully gratified by any- 
thing the college itself contributed at that 
time It was instituted upon fine ideals 
and principles, which if properly assimi- 
lated and followed, would contribute tre- 
mendously to a student's character and 
self-development The American College 
Fraternity was intended to serve as a 
■wans for the expression of mutual inter- 
est and mutual association in service to 
each other and to others. 

I make no claim that fraternities are per- 
fect nor do I hold that they have always 
lived up to their ideals and purposes; but 
I do contend that fraternities offer oppor- 
tunities for pleasure, for service to College 
and the world and for self-improvement 
that may be found in no other phase of 
college life. The fraternity removes the 
emphasis from the individual and gives 
the college man something greater than 
self to believe in. some purpose, some 
loyalty to which he may cling, not merely 

for four years, but throughout his life. 

Unfortunately the fraternity is often 
evaluated by a judgment passed upon the 
conduct and character of its poorest indi- 
vidual members. May we not search for 
the best in fraternities and judge them on 
a broader scale, trying to realize that 
though some fraternity members and some 
fraternities fail to live up to the ideals and 
principles for which they were established, 
the system in itself has contributed much 
to the college life of America? 

May we not recognize the fraternity 
man. not by the emblem on his breast, but 
by his service and individual contribution 
to the student body? 

Jack McGill 

and this season's crop, it s the great, gulli 
ble American public who are being played 
for suckers. You can see it as you watch 
people read their newspapers, you can feel 
it in a picture show, you can taste it while 
watching reactions to a parade. 

Oh. yes, we're a great people. 

We're great 

In Reply To Yours ... 

Dear Mr. Editor: 

When the first issue of Quad appeared 
on the campus several weeks ago, we a* 
its editors were eager to know how the 
students would receive it. We had tried 
to do a good job. but the students them 
selves were to be the judge. 

They did judge Quad, and very well. 
Many students said they liked the maga 
zine, that they thought it was well written 
and interesting. Others did not like it at 
all; they said it was fault-finding, that it 
did not represent the thought and opinion? 
of the student body. 

It is to the students who did not like 
Quad that we are directing this ltter. We 
as editors can say only one thing: it is a 
student magazine, and if the students do 
not like it, it is up to them to change it. 

It is so easy to find fault, and only to 
find fault It takes a little ingenuity to 
do something about it. To those students 
who think Quad can be better, we say: 
Show us the articles you want printed in 
your magazine. We will be more than 
eager to see them. 

For years there hac been a need for a 
college magazine on the Hilltop. Now such 
« magazine has actually been started. If 
the students do not like it. they should im- 
prove It. 

For, after ull. It s their magazine. 

Sincerely. . 
Tom Childs, 
Bob Lively, 
1 1rgtnla Van der Veer. 

The Hilltop News 

Pag* Thr— 

News Sport Page 

Lester Gingold, Editor 


Ping Pong 

Kimbrough Tops List 
As Best Athlete 

Three hundred men have their names on the list in the intramural 
office as having participated in the new program. 

Every time a man takes part with his team or in the individual 
tournaments he is awarded points toward the cup for the outstanding 
athlete on the campus. The team points have all gone to the K.A.s in 
the fraternity league and to the Phillips All Stars and Dorm team in the 
independent league but the individual points are spread among several 

Fred Kimbrough heads the list 
w ith his 280 points. Fred is the give him a chance to make some 
leader of the Dorm, group which points. 

won the independent football cup. Despl i e an enforced layoff George 
Jimmy Preston of the K.A.s comes Harper holds the tentn spot w ith 241 
second having 270 points to his cred- points close behind is Frank Dom- 
it. Jimmy played end on the foot- - nick wHh 24Q points Bob Bowen 
ball team and was the spark plug anolher A .T.O. with 220 points to- 
on the volley ball six. The Lambda talnii hna thp 12 snnt followed bv 


by Lester Gingold 

Challenge— The Faculty Volley- 
ball team has been challenged by 
an All-Star Girls team that actually 
thinks it can beat the Champs. 
Personally I can't see it. 

Women Finish, Men Start 

The female paddle weilders have completed their ping pong tourney 
and have relinquished the table to the male element 

In th finals Virginia Jackson defeated Louise Gillmore, a Theta U, 
and thus added the ping pong cup to the Pi Phis list of 

Continuing in the womens sport world, Wita Jones defeated Virginia 
Evins in the final round of the badminton tourney by a close margin. 
One hundred and fifteen entrants 

taled has the 12 spot followed by 
Paul Rockhill with 210 points. 

The rest of the men are close be- 
hind and with the new activities 
coming up have a good chance to 
boost their number of points. 

Cals Play 

The Sorority Indoor Volleyball 
Tournament starts Monday, Dec. 
9. Don't fail to have at least 
seven players (nine is a full 
team) ready to start on some 
lively games, in contrast to the 
milder ping pong. 

There's still time to enter the 
Women's Doubles Badminton 
Tournament, now going on in 
the the Student Ack. 

Chi's flashy George Brown has to- 
taled 269 points to place him in 
third place. 

The next twelve men have points 
that are not so far removed from 
each other and the men represent 
no one organization. Tom Cleve- j 
land who lead the K.A.s in the foot- 
ball season has 263 points to his 
credit and places him in the fourth 
slot. Jimmy Ardis another K.A. has 
totaled 250 ponts and stands fifth 
in the ratings. 

In sixth place is Hugh Hawk hav- 
ing 249 points. John A. Reynolds 
has totaled 247 points. Wilson How- 
ell a standout in the All Star Line 
has 210 points to his credit. "Pig" 
Brabston, quarterback on the sec- 
ond team of the fraternity all star 
team has amassed 243 points to place 
him in ninth place. "Pig" says that 
this ping pong tourney is going to 

No Thanks 

The Army's Not For Me 

By John A. Reynolds 
Thank the Lord I was born two years too late for Uncle Sam to dress 

me in Khaki and call me "Buck". 

i u .,» civ hi tht> morning cause that same 
I wouldn't mind the bugle cal ^ |n the mo g ^ ^ 

bugle would soon sound call for mess I c ^ & 

packs on my back cause if my feet fell Id get ^ r 

, . , x 1,4 C <ai-.H overvth ng except ha\ ing a sawtu mi, 
truck. I think I could stand everytn . g strokes to 

hammered down, anemic second lieutenant tell 
take when I brushed my teeth. 

h&SS " ET«*"5 th , student Ac Buying the boys 
you-thay ought to .land on the ,„,,, out and paced their «., back 
men thaT they already have. Judg- L the Anno,,- where .hey*, stay- 
,„g <rom the U,o groups Ujjt tag in g ^^ZT^ 
recently visited the Hilltop tne oniy 
thing that the army has developed 
in their men has been the vocal 
chords of the second lieutenants. 

The first time the boys were herd- 
ed up the hill was for the purpose 
of dining in the cafeteria. While 
the leader of the merry little group 
went into the cafeteria to dicker foi 
food the boys stood in the rain. The 
second lieutenant retreated to the 
protection of the Book Store and 
announced his orders through the 
straw of his coke and the screen 

dO0r - , 

It was a cold and dark night 
when the army made its second ap- 
' pearance to witness the first play 
of the season. Dressed in their best 
uniforms the boys filled into their 
seats and did everything but laugh 
at the command of a loud mouthed 
stripe wearer. . 

Between acts they slept on each 
others shoulders or stared at tne 
girls in the audience. The poor 
fellows got pretty warm during the 
first act for the signal barker for- 
got to whisper the word that set in 
motion the removal of the heavy 
top coats. 

* » » 

Stuff— The Pi Phi's are getting as 
bad as the K. A.'s— walking off with 
two Intramural Cups in a row and 
producing some of the best women 
athletes on the Hill. But it looks 
like the Theta U.'s will be offering 
some competition in the days to 

• * • 

Stars— There are a few Independ- 
ent football players that deserve 
praise for a successful season. To- 
gether these boys could form a 
nucleus to give even the K. A.'s 
trouble. These outstanding players 
are George Harper, Sherrill Han- 
cock. "Dixie" Howell, Stuart Carl- 
ton, Fred Kimbrough, and Charlie 

• » • 

Champs Again— The Dormitory 
Horseshoe Slingers won the Inde- 
pendent Tourney for their second 
straight championship on the Hill. 
Members of the winning team in- 
clude Skinny Mclnnish; Sheffield, 
Charles Turner, Fred Kimbrough, 
Emmett Gibbs and Harry Leather- 

Hot— Kappa Aipna superiority 
was again shown when the KA's 
grabbed the Volleyball Champion- 
ship to run their string of cups to 
three and their pints to 325. Closest 
competitors toward the I. M. Cup 
are L. X. A. with 262, and the Sleep 
and Eat boys with 261. 

starting battling for honors Wed- 
nesday afternoon as the first Men's 
Open Table Tennis Tournament got 
under way in Student Ack". 

Constant practice on the part of 
most of the players has made this 
one of the most colorful events on 
the Hill. Such stars as Wilson How- 
ell, Y. M. C. A. State Champion, 
Sammy Pruitt, hero of the Lambda 
Chis, Charlie Ware of the Pikers 
and Yankee George Howell are 
bound to bring thrills to onlookers 
by virtue of their power as racket 

All seven fraternities on the Hill- 
top are represented in the tourna- 
ment by four or more members, 
with Kappa Alpha numbering 16 to 
top the entry list. Independent 
teams represented included the Phil- 
lips All Stars, the Dormitory aggre- 
gation and the Ramsay Blues. 

Students advancing furtherest in 
the Tourney will bring more pride 
to their groups in that the four 
men who reach the distant rounds 
will be credited with points toward 
team championship. This is a three- 
in-one Tourney. 

The Independent Team champion, 
the Fraternity Team champion, and 
the lucky mui to win the tourney 
will all be honored with awards. 

French Movie 
On Campus 

A novel program is scheduled for 
Chapel next Friday, according to 
members of the French Club, who 
will present a comedy in French, 
and show a sound movie, "The 
Heart of Paris" as an extra attrac- 

The play which members of the 
club will present is a story of what 
happens when Mary Garrett and 
Cornelia Banks, as two mothors-in- 
law, begin to pull hair javer their 
children, Evangeline 
and Claude Shill. 

Final Volleyball Standings 

W. 1 . Pts. 

Kappa Alpha 5 1 100 

Lambda Chi Alpha 4 2 87 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon 4 2 87 
Delta Sigma Phi 4 2 87 
Alpha Tau Omega 3 3 74 
Beta Kappa 0 6 00 

Pi Kappa Alph 0 6 00 


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'Night Must Fall" 
Is Great Success 

Students, professors, papas, names, and even the army all agree that 
"Night Must Fall," first production by the College Theater this season, 
was a success. 

For despite the presence of fifty soldiers each night from the Na- 
tional Guard encampment, the audience left the Student Ac Auditorium 
whistling to keep up their collective courage, and many of the chills 
they experienced for the rest of the night were not due to the cold. 
The mood set ty the discordant 

harmonies of Mr. McPeeks music- 
written especially for the Hilltop 
productio n — was maintained 
throughout by excellent dramatic 
work on difficult roles from Charles 
Turner, the engaging killer, and Re- 
becca Gray, the lonesome heroine. 

Turner, whose role as a murderer 
who wanted "to be something in the 
world," was the most difficult of 
the cast, turned in a competent per- 

Able assistance came from his 
feminine leads, Margaret Hickman, 
as the selfish hypochrondriac, and 
Rebecca Gray, as the neice of Hick 

These three parts— calling for a 
highly emotional presentation — 
were well done. 

Surprises of the performance 
were Eugenia Dabney, the sharp 
tongued cook of the "Bramson 
Household" and Soula Smith, who 
played Dora Parkoe, frightened and 
unmarried mother-to-be. Both fresh- 
men, these two added real life to 
the play, offering relief from the 
heavier parts of the leads. 

The combined English-French-Ital- 
ian-Alabama accent of Bill Ware, as 
"Inspector Belsize," made the aud- 
ience wonder just where the action 
was taking place. The linguistic ac- 
complishments of the remainder of 
the cast were nearly perfect. 

Mainstay of the comedy counter 
plot was Holmes Irving, the bore 
who spent two acts proposing to Re- 
becca Gray. 

Technically, "Night Must Fall" is 
far superior to any play which the 
Theater has produced. Credit goes 

to Tommy Ryan and his assistants 
for keeping the lights on at the 
right time and the props in place. 

Responsibility for the one bobble 
of the production— the collapse of 
the curtain on the first night — is 
shared by Director Abernethy and 
Professor Ward. They hung it in 
person last Sunday. 


Dr. Poor To 
Lead Party 
Over State 

A field trip over the Northern 
part of Alabama for a survey of oil 
beds which slope to the surface in 
the Tennessee Valley is being con- 
ducted this week-end by Dr. Russell 
S. Poor, geology department head, 
for 125 oil experts from every part 
of the Southeast. 

Outstanding men in the oil field 
from Alabama, Tennessee, Missis 
sippi, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, 
Kentucky, Illinois, and Kansas will 
follow Dr. Poor in his study of 
future oil fields for Alabama and 

The party will form a motor cara- 
van tomorrow and leave for a two 
day trip through the northern part 
of the state. 

Yesterday and today the group 
visited the Jefferson County mines 
and exposed beds. 

Playing leading roles in the successful presentation of Emlyn Williams 
"Night Must Fall" during the past three nights, Charles Turner and 
Rebecca Gray are shown above in a dramatic moment. The third 
lead, Margaret Hickman, was upstairs putting on her gray wig when 
this picture was staged.— Photo by Culley. 


Oh Boy!! 

Beauty Parade To Be 
Different This Time 

By Flee McLaughlin 

"It's gonna be different" Parson says. 
"What's gonna be different?" I says. 
"The Beauty Parade," he says. 

There nave oeen parades and parades of feminine pulchritude, but 
this year's La Revue Beauty Parade is definitely going to be different. 

When you step into Munger Auditorium on January 16, (after 
having gone by the box office, of course) to witness the parade of 35 or 
more Southern beauties you will be amazed at what you will see. 
On the stage you will probably 

it and mislead anyone, let me say 
that the young ladies will definitely 
not be modeled after those appear- 
ing with Sultie on the pages of Es- 
quire. That would be a little too 
much Persian atmosphere for this 
institute of cultured Christian la- 
dies and gentlemen, and after all 
what do you want for your money? 

Who's going to be in it? Parson 
wouldn't divulge the entrants as 

The date of this Persian fantasy 
will be January 16, for the semi- 
finals. The finals will be the 17th. 
Parson said he would have to con- 
sult the weather maps to see if the 
climate will be conductive to large 
crowds. That's Parson always with 
an eye to business. 

Now about the admission. Mr. 
Bill Vance, who is in charge of all 
financial difficulties of LaRevue, 
informed me that there would be a 
"small fee" to cover "maximum rev- 
enue expenses" which means about 

a silk-canopied couch. Reclin 
ing thereon will be Sultan James 
"Abdull Allbullbull" Hatcher. Sul- 
tan Hatch has just reecived a car- 
load of beauties and he is looking 
them over to see which to choose 
for his harem. That will be the 
theme of the contest 

The Sultan's costume will be mod- 
eled after the one you so often see 
on the pages of Esquire (or do you 
read that wicked magazine?). 

Yes, Sultan Hatcher will have all 
the trapping of a bona fide sultan 
complete with hookah (one of those 
pipes that have a rubber hose at- 
tached to it and that sits on the 
floor). Maybe a couple of Nubian 
slaves, some Peacock fans and what 
ever else is used in a well-dressed 

The contestants will enter at the 
sound of a brass gong. Lush tantal- 
izing oriental tunes like da de da da 
da da, da de da de da de da and 
others of a similar nature will be 
played by either McPeek or M 

By the way, before I forget about 

Book Store 
Dressed For 

By Helen Hurst 

After being clipped for two hun- 
dred dollars, Claude M. Reeves 
proved his generosity and his love 
for the Hilltop by adorning the 
bookstore with symbols of the com- 
ing Yuletide. For weeks Kaylor 
and the remainder of the bookstore 
staff have devoted their time and 
efforts to the arrangements of said 
Yuletide trimmings. 

This week all plans were com- 
pleted and so the tree and the 
wreathes were at last put up. The 
result is most gratifying for as one 
enters Kaylor's Kavern the first 
thing that strikes the eye is the 
fir tree standing proudly in its red 
base. This is as it should be for 
what is more connotative of Christ- 
mas than a tree? 

The answer is, of course, nothing 
— that is, unless you count wreathes. 

And do count wreathes for at 
each window of the bookstore there 
hangs a tremendous crimson wreath 
garnished with silver leaves. All 
this is most effective but the sym- 
metry of the decorations is broken 
by the absence of a wreath from 
one of the two mirrors behind the 
counter. This absence is unfor- 
tunate but due to the huge expendi- 
ture involved — the money dwindled 
away and the line had to be drawn 

This indulgence is greatly appre- 
ciated by all the students and marks 
the entrance of the Christmas Spirit 
into life on the Hilltop. 

Strand Theater 

"Dreaming Out Loud," now show- 
ing at the Strand Theater, brings 
to the screen radio's favorites, Lum 
and Abner. 

And when Pine Ridge's two kind- 

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Mortar Board 


Mortar Board and O. D. K. will 
work together this year in the plan- 
ning and presentation of a career 
conference. To be held either in 
February or March, the conference 
will be for both men and women 
seniors in eight city and near-city 
high schools. 

Men and women who are out- 
standing in their profession will be 
invited to speak. The purpose of 
the conference is to give high school 
seniors information about profes- 
sions in which they are interested. 

A poll was held among students 
at Southern recently to get an esti- 
mate of the careers that most in- 
terest young people. Chemistry and 
advertising led among the men, 
with air transportation and law 
next in order. Marriage as a career 
was definitely the choice of the 
women, getting far more votes than 
any other vocation. Teaching, social 
service work, and marriage and a 
career ranked next. The enthusi- 
asm of the Hilltop students indi- 
cates that this year's conference 
will be a definite success. 

ly old storekeepers and a small 
town doctor decide to take charge 
of the happiness of an entire com- 
munity, there's bound to be excite- 

Said excitement starts when Pine 
Ridge's richest old woman opposes 
the romance of her neice, Frances 
Langford (also r istmistress), and 
Robert Wilcox, son of the doctor. 

Pre-Meds Meet 
At Embalmers, 

In keeping with the unusual in- 
terest displayed this year in various 
forms of practical anatomy Skull 
and Bones met Wednesday night at 
the workshop of a well-known 
funeral director. 

All of the young Kildares, and 
guest Kildaress's were shown the 
entire process through which they 
will soon send inumerable patients. 

The embalming process was ex- 
plained in detail. 

There is something delight- 
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The minute it passes your lips 
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tots And Lots 

Parties Fill Days From 
Now Til Christmas 

Food went ever big at the Pi Phi tea dance, and there was lots of 
orchid throwing for the fine affair. Said editor Cash, '-Gosh, I didn't 
kno w the Pi Phis could look so civilized." Said Bob Lively, "They had 
so much food I didn't have to buy dinner afterwards." Typical, isn't it 
Said Dr. Hutson, "First time this place has looked like a garden instead of 
a barn." 

Don Winfield entertained mem-, 

bers of Pi Delta Psi (that honorary 1 December 

psyc gang again) at a dinner party 

Tuesday evening at his home. Dr. 

Henry Edmonds was a special guest, 

and 'twas a fine affair. 
Among those present were Julia 

Bouchelle, Betty Ann Hard, Jane 

Newton, Ruth Allen, Nechols 

Burks, Julian Bishop, Duff Leaver, 

Lewis Crance, John Calhoun, Don 

Winfield (naturally), Dr. Hutson, 

and Dr. Bathurst. 
Gamma Phi Beta was entertained 

by the Lambda Chi's Monday night, 

with events, as usual, still a secret. 
Sunday open house in Stockham 

will be in charge of the A. O. Pi's, 
celebrating Founder's Day. Follow- 
ing the tea, a banquet will be held 
at the Molton Hotel. 

'Southern College Choir will join 
with that of the Independent Pres- 
byterian Church at 5 o'clock Sun- 
day afternoon in a vesper song 
service. It should be swell! 

Coming events cast their shadows 
before— and there are parties galore 
coming up. So clip this paragraph shopping days 'til Christmas. Don t 
in your date book or put it in your wait 'til the night before Chnstmas 
pipe and smoke it: to be GOOD. 



12-13 Mortar Board Baby Show. 

13 French Club party in Studac 
Tommy Childs has a wicked 
gleam of joy in his eye when 
ever it's mentioned. Should 
be good. 

Pi Beta Phi Tramp Pary given 
by pledges for actives. Cos- 
tumes, food, music, dates, and 

Executive Council Christmas 
party — Howell Heflin in 
charge. COME— if you want 
to be in on the craziest, fun- 
niest, whoopinest party of the 
Christmas Season. 
Pi Delta Psi open house in 
Stockham. Plenty of food. 
Kappa Alpha annual Christ- 
mas banquet— "Will make Earl 
Carroll's Vanities look like 
Mickey Louse asleep," says 
John A. Reynolds. 
School s Out. Also S. A. E. 

And don't forget, only 16 more 





K. D. Actives 
Get One Out 
Of Pledges 

Kappa Delta pledges will honor 
actives from 5 till 7 Saturday at a 
tea dance at Nancy Lum's studio. 

Wita Jones, president of the 
pledges, will be with Kenneth Dean, 
and other dates include: Edith Mor- 
ton, Don Winfield; Lil Culley, John 
Whitehead; Jean Harris, Billy Voigt; 
Beaty Aubry, John Huddleston; 
Marion Bumgardner, Latrell Jones; 
Eugenia Dabney, Joe Wise; Carol 
Marie Davis, Bob Mitchell; T. D. 
DeBardeleben, George Jennings; 
Jane Huddleston, Buck McCullough; 
Mildred Moore, Willis Hood. 

Actives and their dates are Flop- 
pie Throckmorton, Billy Robinson; 
Ethlyn Burns, Clifton Shelby; Flay 
McPherson, Johnny Longenecker; 
Julia Bouchelle, Hugh Wiggins; 
Lucy Monette, Tommy Ryan; Ad- 
die Lee Dunn, Stuart Harper; Rose- 
mary Marshall, Dick Farrell; Har- 
riet Matthews, James Johnson; Cor- 
nelia Ousler, Andrew Odum; Har- 
riet Louise Phillips, John Bryant; 
Sara Watson, Harvey White; and 
Alice Wise, Jim Petree. 

Lydia Lucas and Jennie May 
Webb are not coming. Tut Tut. 


Leading the Beta Kappa Formal Wednesday night was Miss Bettye 
Williams, above, University of Alabama Co ed. B.K. President Bill 
Pardue, as was to be expected, led the affair with Miss Williams. 

Fishbach Initiated 

In a meeting this week, members 
of Kappa Phi Kappa, honorary psy- 
chology fraternity, initiated H. H. 
Fishback, director of boys' activities 
at the downtown Y. M. C. A., who 
is the latest addition to the Hilltop 
chapter. Program of the evening 
was an address by Theo Wright, 
principal of Barker School. 

President: Charlie Ware, Vice-Pres 
ident; Durrell Ruffin, Secretary. 
Dr. Leap is the faculty adviser. 

New Sociology 
Club Formed 

Beta Kappa Has Formal 

Beta Kappa gave the social season another boost Wednesday at the 
Pickwick with the second formal dance of the year. Pres.dent Bill 1 ar- 
due led the dance with Bettye Williams up from the University. 

A large replica of the B.K. pin in 
front of a purple and gold drop 
formed the background for the lead- 
out, and Bettye was presented with 
an armful of flowers. Dr. Bathurst, 
in case you haven't heard, is na- _ 
tional vice president of the fra- ^3171 pUS 

ternity, which is quite a distinc- ^ ncw club nas been organized 
tion for this chapter. at Southern . 

Members and their dates were q£ sociology majors have 

Hal Wingfield, Wayne Bynum; Don * d ^ Sociology C lub which has 
Winfield, Edith Morton; James ^ purpoges t0 learn more about 
Walker, Mildred McCorstin; Pete the field and SC()pe of sociology as a 
Henson, Nina Abernathy; Bill ^ ^ { profossiona i WO rk and to 
Woody, Mary Frances Cook; Bill . a sp j r it of comradeship 
Lavies, Helen Hurst; Ray Moss, sociology students. 

Myrtis Goodson; Bill Dietenbeck, « students are 

Mary Dorough; Don Matthieu, Ev- Only upper a v Soc ; 0 i 0 g v 
elyn Shuff; Earl Mitchell. Imogene eligible for Jg 
Hall; Bob Evans, Evelyn McEach- *^^*££2£Ji and 
em; Farley Greene, Judy Garland; average ^on sc >c,ol gy ^ ^ 

Paul Brooks, Margaret Lewis; Bill minor, mu t na g 
Morgan, Betty O'Connell; Leo Rich- twelve hours c > : sociology 
ards, Kitty Hurst; James Barton, two P°> n * a ^X"ld the first and 
Kitty Hurst, Dick Waters, Sally Sue Meetings are he ^ ^ 

Howe; Jim Whaley, Beulah Gilli- third Tuesday <> t> 
land; Bill Myers, Mary Britton, and , ™ 0 ™' Elizabeth Roark, 

Roy Higginbotham. 

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Pj^I^ Six 

by tke ducLedd 

the play's the thing 
and dances galore 
hold to your hats 
the duchess once more! 

sissie dabney turns out the grand- 
est job you ever imagined in night 
must fall, proving that all k. d.'s 
aren't alike. . . and she made straight 
a on her report although her gang 
was last on the list. . . hang on to 
her cause she's their best bet. . . 

the pi phi tea dance was the best 
that has ever been on this campus 
and did you ever see women look 
so good . . . and the beta kappa ball 
was all ok too. . . it's too bad they 
didn't let a campus gal lead it. . . 
and a few campus gals be in it inci- 
dentally. . . 

thought edith morton was going 
to make a big campus splash but 
she just settled down right away. . . 
and look what she settled to. . . 
dyer Carlisle got a jolt when jane 
was at the k. a. house with another 
man . . . and he should get a jolt 
for going with that zeta president 
who won't speak to anybody unless 
she can get something out of 
them. . . 

the boys will find her out under 
all that red hair . . . and addie lee 

Hillman Hotel 
Barber Shop 

36 Years of Service 

dunn thought that nobody noticed 
her coming out to rehearsal every 
single night all the way from holly- 
wood in the dark alone to see turner 
just for a minute after rehearsal . . . 
and she even parked her car down 
by the stockham thinking no one 
would notice. . . ha ha. . . she chases 
ner man far far into the night. . . 
did your mama know you were 
out . . 

and cash made all the pi phis 
envious by sending sweetheart roses 
and violets to his date which every 
girl would like to have but never 
receives. . . 

duchess tells what he Knows 
could be i'm a she or some heroes 
or board of directors with president 
who writes these things— never 

buck mccullough your blond se- 
lection is plenty good, or selections 
as the case may be. . . and julian 
guffin you are just plan crazy giv- 
ing your all to a gal like twining 
who gives her all for a man at the 
university. . . f 

and mazie goes to the hilltop 
news office to read proof because 
. . . and this will hit you right be- 
tween the eyes . . . she really likes 
lively, bobnotbill . . . but her heart 
really belongs* to piggie . . . but 
she really does like lively bobnot- 
bill . . . and jennie may keeps go- 
ing to bessemer to see the horns. . . 
friends of the family jennie. . . 

and harriet louise phillips you 
could at least take bob mingea to 

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the k. d. tea dance after leading the 
pi k. a. formal party. * . 
girls are sure catty 
meow meow meow meow 
boys sure are dumb 
and ho wand how and how 

congratulations to gray buck for 
getting asked to the tea dance by 
that smooth number pikey . . . and 
have you heard about the curb boy 
at stulls who returned an extra 
nickel in change to a car full of 
girls saying ... i'm paying for your 
ice cream cone ... to nechols burks. 
... he blushed and ran and nechols 
says that's a good way to save her 
husband's money. . . 

sororities don't be so darn snooty. 
. . . look around and* rush an up- 
perclassman or woman for a change. 
... a. o. pi certainly has taken a 
plunge downward this year after 
loosing gals. . . 

and bill vance you certainly do 
swagged around and act pious to 
be what you really are. . . john 
huddleston you certainly were in- 
ebriated at the pi phi tea dance. . . 
and mr. ward we like you. . . 

and boys there are 5 two gals 
whose men have left town who are 
socially desirable . . . Virginia hud- 
son and Virginia evins. . . ethel 
morland acts more affected every 
day. . . not a sincere bone in her 

body. . . flee mclaughm's bangs 
make her look like a celebr y 

which she could be if she would 
r P end time working a little on her 
writing. . . 

gone again 
don't cry 

'cause you ; 

Lyric Theater 

Friday through Sunday the Lyric 
Theater will hold over "Tin Pan 
Alley," in which Alice Faye and 
John Payne are teamed up in a 
witty musical love story about two 
song plungers in Tin Pan Alley. 

Jack Oakie does a good job as 
the slightly slap-happy partner of 
a publisher. Billy Gilbert— sneezy 
—does a bit of fancy Arabian rug- 
cutting with Betty Grable. 

John Payne is the guy who, in 
order to knock up enough dough 
to purchase a song, dons his boxing 

Ritz Theater 

Well, the Ritz Theater is holding 
over DeMille's "North West Mount- 
ed Police" for another week. 

This star-studded cast sports such 
stars as one Texas Ranger in the 
person of Gary Cooper, Madeleine 
Carroll, Paulette Goddard, Robert 

Preston and Preston Foster— all 
mixped up in rival love affairs. 

This thriller— chiller has as a 
background Canada in 1885, when 
an attempt is made to overthrow 
British rule, and the Texas Ranger, 
Cooper, helps a small band of coura- 
geous Mounties put down this revolt. 

Empire Theater 

Now showing at ihe Empire The- 
ater is the latest James Cagney-Ann 
Sheridan film, "City for Conquest." 
A powerful drama of undying love 
in the big city is the thrilling theme 
of this feature, which is as tur- 
bulent, exciting and dramatic as 
New York City itself. 

Cagney's the guy who finds one 
must be awfully tough to make a 
dent in the town— Sheridan finds 
the price of success can be high. 

They strive for a happy medium 
— Cagney trying to earn enough 
money to marry her and send his 
brother to music school; Sheridan 
dancing her way to fame. 

... for cooler milder better taste, 
Chesterfield is the sm oker's cigarette 

Hunt the world over and you can't find 
the equal of Chesterfield's right combination 
of Turkish and American tobaccos ... the best 
tobaccos that grow in all of Tobaccoland. 

that Satisfies 

6et More Fun Out d W 
S ports,Work, Social »- 
Chew Delicious 


velvety smoothness . 



The Hilltop News 

The Students' Newspaper 

VOL. II, No. 13 Z-2 

Birmingham, Ala. 


13, 1940 


No Change 
In Holiday 



Senior Defeats Lively 
For Editorship; Polls 
318 Votes Out Of 506 

The rumor tnat the holiday sched- 
uled has been changed was defi- 
nitely spiked by a report from Dean 
Hale Wednesday. It was announced 
at the same time that the Examina- 
tions will begin on Jan. 16, instead 
of the scheduled Jan. 20. 

Students will leave for Christmas 
holidays on Wednesday. Dec. 18, 
and return on Thursday, Jan. 2. 
According to the Dean, the petition 
which over a hundred students cir- 
culated to protest the change in 
holidays was unnecessary, since no 
serious consideration was given to 
such a plan. 

The change in examination sched- 
ules means that the students will 
enter the fateful halls for tests ex- 
actly two weeks after they return 
from holidays, removing one week- 
end from their cramming schedule. 


Xmas Vesper 
Service At 
McCoy Sunday 

"Silent Night, Holy Night," is the 
prelude to be sung Sunday after 
noon at the McCoy Memorial 
Church by the Birmingham-South- 
ern choir and the McCoy choir 
when they combine for a vesper 
service of Christmas music. 

The first part of the program will 
be a series of Christmas songs: "Lo, 
How a Rose E'er Blooming," "O 
Holy Night," and "Carol of the 
Bells." The Christmas Story will 
consist of "A Babe So Tender," 
"Gloria in Excelsis Deo," "How 
Far is it to Bethlehem," and "The 
Three Kings." The Adoration will 
feature three numbers: "O Come, 
Little Children," "Christians 
Awake," and "Sleep, My Jesus, 
Sleep." The program will be cli- 
maxed by the anthem, "The Shep- 
herds' Story." 

Soloists will be Leslie Thorpe 
Kaylor, Thomas Dill, James Hat- 
cher, William Hotalan, Barbara Cal- 
laway, Rosa Stewart, William Bax- 
ter, Jane Davis, Elizabeth Ann 
Smith, and Jack McGill. 

News Political Analyst 

A plurality of 130 votes cast in Wednesday's special election gave 
Senior Sammy Pruett the position of Hilltop News Editor over Bob 
Lively, sophomore opponent in the race to fill the chair to be vacated 
by Frank Cash in January. 

Final ballot gave Pruett 318 out of the 506 votes cast, leaving Lively 
the remaining 188. Three votes were polled for Maurice Speed, K.A. 
candidate disqualified by the Elections Board, and one vote went to James 
Saxon Childers. 

The Lively strength lay in the 
lower division, where he polled 146 
to the 196 cast for Pruett. The 
Pruett majority came in the upper 
division where he defeated Lively 
by a landslide of 126 to 42. 

No cliques formed to swing block 
votes to either candidate in the elec- 
tion, though definite trends were 
noted in the impressive majority 
Which Pruett rolled up over Lively. 
Pruett strength came from the 

. " , , . . . dormitory, the Lambda Chis and a 
A decided boost was handed the , *_^„,u„ ™n.«nr. 


Med School 
Accepts Ten 

The winnah! with his campaign managers congratulating; him for his 
successful race. Editor Elect Pruett is shown at the right, while 
George Harper, center, and Howell Heflin, left, receive his thanks for 
their work as main plugs in his campaign.— Photo by Cranshaw. 

Dear Santa 

A Letter From Us To You 

Now we don't send out Christmas Cards, 
Or waste our space on poems by bards, 
But here's one wish for all of youse— 
Merry Christmas from the Hilltop News! 
What with this being the last paper before Christmas and all, we'd 
like to make a few requests. So, in our function as the "Voice of the 
Students", we are telling you what the boys and girls at Birmingham- 
Southern want under their Christmas trees. 

Some of these things may be a little hard to find but we are all 
counting on you. 

large non-fraternity and non-soror- 
1 de " ity vote. Lively found his strongest 
1 supporters among the Greeks, with 

Hilltop pre-med teachers and de 
partment Monday when 

Stuart Graves, head of the Uni- - - g A £ , g and jc.A.'s doing 
versity of Alabama Medical School, main micking for him . 
accepted ten Southern students for Jn g statement to the H il 
the med class which will enter rter late Wednesday afternoon, 
graduate work next year. Editor-elect Pruett said that he "has 

Stating that only one man had formulated no definite plans and 
been accepted from Howard Col- licies for the paper uncjer my 
lege, and a smaller number from manageme nt." As to staff organi- 
Auburn, Dean Graves said that zation he said that he .. doesn ' t know 

more men will be accepted from the . . _.„. „ „ e . 

Hilltop pre-med department than ^ P resent Hi,Uop NeWS Staff Very 
will be admitted from the Univer- well, but I plan no radical changes, 
sity itself. I hope that I can put out as good 

Fifteen students applied for ad- a paper as Cash has done this se- 
mission to the University Medical me ster." 

School, and the ten who were ac- Cash leaves to take active service 
cepted will be announced in the ,,, „ , , , _ , „ 
early future w National Guard on the first 

Dr. W. A. Whiting is head of the of January, and Pruett will take 
Southern pre-med school. over at that time. 

Please bring Latrelle Jones a new 
fraternity house with S.A.E. in gold 
letters above the door, a neon sign 

"love and miscellaneous list". 
Please bring Ralph a blonde, Jen- 
to^euidT^the "boys "homeward on nie, a very small section of Prince 

dark nights and asbestos walls. 

John Moriarty wants a term paper 
on "Dissipation of Provincialism in 


Found: A watch left on the field 
Wednesday afternoon after the vol- 
ley ball game or the horseshoe 
game. Anyone who lost this article 
can claim it at the News Office. 

Dr. Matthews, director of the 
Library has asked that the paper 
announce the fact that all books 
are due December 16, 1940. Books 
may be checked out for the holi- 
days on December 18, 1940. 

ton University and Billy the Ward- 
Belmont dormitory. 

The "Duchess"— the one every- 
h" about "ten pages long body knows— wants a home and 
and typewritten. Please make it that's no joke. Unless Cash takes 
double-spaced and don't forget the her to the army camp, Business 
7" n J Manager Dill says we can't afford 

footnotes. ^ ^ ^ expenses and she - n 

Ethel Morland says she wants a havg tQ move tQ Kincaid . s lab . 
copy of "How to Win Friends and ^ ^ mngs _ and you>n 

Influence People and also we in ^ bg 

formation on "what to do with them ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 

after you influence them . ^ . g simply „ a man „ 

"Sadie" "Cora" and the maids who wh _ ch gounds eagy but don , t forget 

clean up the library every day, it _ ahe sounde d desperate. Another 

don't want much— just a raise. yo ung lady said to tell you "an in- 

Maybe you won't have to bother vitat ion to that fraternity party" and 

about Sammy Pruett. He wanted sne c i a i m ed >ou*d know which one. 

that typewriter marked "Editor of And one more (it > s really 

the Hilltop News" and somebody s ^ Jast) how afeout bringing th e pa - 

already given it to him. Phil Baird s ^ thrge gQod editorial wr i te rs. 

present will probably be hard to three good spQrts editors> a goo d so- 

find. He's asking you 

who'll be true! 


Hilltop Men Favor 
Campus R.O.T.C. Unit 

By Cornelia Banks 
News Public Opinion Expert 

Hilltop men indicated their desire for brass buttons and drill periods 
for the campus Wednesday when their opinions, expressed through the 
News poll, showed that a majority were in favor of establishing a 
R.O.T.C. unit at Birmingham-Southern. 

Of the men who responded to the 

poll taken by the Hilltop News in 

poll taken by the Hilltop wews in managing to get 5 ahead ot 

Chapel 64 men voted for the crea- we .like-it.rough ones, with a 
tion of such a unit while 52 were 
opposed to such a move. 

As for the girls, they said "not 

score of 108 to 103. 

"Are you in favor of the Intram- 

and Billy 

cial editor, a good feature editor, 
Jennie Mae Webb ten good reporters, two good photog- 
all come on the raphers and a new duchess. 

for us" on the brass buttons and ural Program as it is set up at ihe 

snazzy uniforms. In the question Present time" showed that 165 stu- 

which showed whether they would dents a la school spirit, while 55 

go for uniformed men rather than emphatically checked no. 

those sporting plain clothes, 71 girls a hundred and twenty Christian 

voted for the plain clothes to 33 gentlemen and gentlewomen voted 

who like uniforms. for a college teaching "culture, and 

Out of the 220 papers which we ga j ne d a slight lead over the more 

managed to collect, six little darl- prac tically minded 100 who were for 

ings wanted the Duchess to be tne "trades." 

sweet and sugary, and three wanted Nqw £or ^ comments> for they 

her entirely out. There was prac- were real j y tne 
tically a tie between the middle 
ground and the rough, the 

Student Views 



The Hilltop News 

Frank Cash, Editor — Tom Dill, Business Manager 

Published weekly during the school year and entered as second class matter at the Birmingham, Alabama, 
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A Last Word 

Four short months ago I sat here as Edi- 
tor for the first time and wrote my first 
lead editorial of the year and now I'm 
sitting here as Editor for the last time. 
In two short weeks Christmas will be here 
and then two more will see me on active 
duty with the National Guard. 

It's a funny old world. Three years 
ago a boy filled with vague dreams about 
becoming a doctor and serving mankind 
entered school. When tomorrow comes he 
will march off to a training camp to learn 
to kill. 

Much has happened on the Hilltop in 
three years. Many of the people who were 
here at the start are gone. There is a 
new president. The old Simpson Building 
has been renovated and the Conservatory 
has moved in. The College Theater, with 
its excellent productions, has become an 
institution. The radio studio has been 
started. The Book Store has been enlarged. 
The Intramural program has been success- 
fully launched and the Gym is well on its 
way to completion. 

Yes, much has happened on the Hilltop 
and much has happened in the world at 
large. The fight that many thinking peo- 
ple have put up to keep this country out 
of war is drawing to a defeated finish. The 
light of tolerance, liberality and learning 
that was beginning to flicker will yet again 
be snuffed. There is no place in war for 

The role of the liberal arts college will 
ever come to be more difficult in the com- 
ing months. Dr. Levering Tyson, presi- 
dent of Muhlenberg College has said, "A 
liberal arts college, if properly organized, 
can function smoothly only in times of 
peace. It is simply unintelligent to imag- 
ine that it can continue its customary work 
satisfactorily in time of war. The two 
philosophies just don't mix. Either the 
college must proceed down its traditional 
academic path or it must put itself whole- 
heartedly on a war basis." And he is right. 

The fight to keep us from the blood bath 
has failed. Yet there are those of us who, 
despite knowing that it will not be so, 
believe that out of this war and out of this 

Uncle Shylock's 
Pound Of Flesh 

The next big step in the United States' 
program of aid to Britain short of war 
(some of them are so short as to be in- 
finitesimal) is that of actual financial help. 

This has been made obvious by certain 
statements appearing in the press which 
are intended to break easily to the public 
the fact that our government is consider- 
ing financial aid to a nation which has 
owed us some several billions of dollars 
for over twenty years, and which, during 
that time, has made no concrete attempt 
to pay. And has even had the guts to re- 
fer to this government as "Uncle Shylock" 
when inquiries were made as to a possible 
settlement It is said that the British 
consider the money we "lent" them as the 
price we should pay for not entering the 
war earlier. 

The first indication that something was 
up came when Lord Lothian, the British 
Ambassador, let drop a few hints that his 
country might need help along monetary 
lines. Then there was the story sent by 
Drew Middleton through British censorship 
and saying that Britain is "reaching the 
end of her financial tether". The plan 
was carried further when, in an addressing 

peace there must come some working ar- 
rangement so that man will never again 
take up arms against his brother. It is 
not knowledge but a belief of faith, for all 
our intellect tells us that it will not be 
so. And yet we believe. 

People keep asking if we are not sorry 
to be leaving school to go into the army. 
The sterotyped answer in some variation 
of "merely going from one rut to anoth- 
er." But there is a certain sadness. In 
three years one becomes attached to a place 
despite its faults, and they are many. In 
three years you come to know people and 
to love them. And there is a desire to 
keep on seeing them and talking with 
them. And leaving them brings sorrow. 
There comes the realization that one will 
no more be a part of the newspaper which 
has come to mean much. That no more 
will there be those bull sessions that were 
such great fun. Yet many of those who 
made these the pleasures that they were 
have gone and it is necessary that those of 
us who are left shall also go, in order to 
make room for those who are coming up 
to take the vacated places. 

Already there are younger editions of 
the people who started school three or 
four years ago and they are not different. 
They have not profited by our mistakes. 
It is futile to tell them of the mistakes that 
they are making and will continue to make. 
It is useless to tell them what we have 
learned from experience for they do not 
believe, just as we did not believe. Maybe 
it is just a part of acquiring maturity. It 
is probably the only way. 

It is strange and enjoyable to be sitting 
here rambling on and on about no special 
subject with the indulgence that comes 
from knowing that this is the last time and 
that for this reason we will probably be 

The time has come, however, to bring 
this to a close and this is the point at 
which we should offer some wise words, 
some solutions perhaps to some of our out- 
standing problems, and yet none come. 

Life goes on, It has. It will. 
Good luck. 

the A. F. of L. convention at New Orleans, 
Sir Walter Citrine said, "I say to you 
something that no British statesman has 
has yet said: Bombing is having an effect 
upon our output." 

This is all a part of the British plan of 
stratagem. Up until recently they have let 
no word leak out which would indicate 
that t..ey were suffering in any way. This 
was to lull us into the feeling that they 
could win with the aid of a few steps 
"short of war". This was to tie the first 
bonds which are to lead us into the war on 
Britain's side. But lately there have been 
some indications that maybe they would 
need more help. These are not accidental, 
they are all a part of a very clever plan. 

In Washington last week Treasury Secre- 
tary Henry Mergenthau and Sir Frederick 
Phillips, undersecretary of the British treas- 
ury were confering on the possibility of 
loans to Britain and on the state of their 
resources in this country. 

After the first of these conferences, Mor- 
genthau is reported to have said that he 
considered the loan "a good risk." He 
was later joined in this opinion by R F C 
Director Jesse Jones. 

We are not fighting the plan to lend 
money to the British because that is futile. 
It is inevitable that we should continue 
along that road on which we are already 

By Pauline Thomas 

Well, it doesn't seem as if you army 
boys are going to have such a bad time of 
it, Frank. If you're good and keep your 
brass buttons polished, and your bunk tidy, 
you might get to dance with patriotic belles 
who contribute their part to national de- 
fense by keeping the soldiers happy. . 
The army isn't like it was 20 years ago. 
Now, army camps are supplied with hos- 
tesses, gymnasiums and nice, comfortable 
reading rooms . . . simple little things to 
make the privates feel more at home. 

• • • 

Excerpt from Vanderbilt Hustler reveals 
a few facts on the recent presidential elec- 
tion returns which should cause us South- 
erners to stop and think. As you know, 
there are only four countries in the whole 
world which make their citizens pay a poll 
tax before they can vote. They are: China, 
Turkey, Persia and eight Southern states 
in America. 

Throughout the country, including the 
eight poll tax states, 72.9 per cent of the 
citizen populace exercised their right to 
vote. The average vote of the populace in 
the tax-ridden states was 22.5 per cent. 
"Contrasting free-voting South Dakota 
where 92.3 per cent of the eligible populace 
voted, is North Carolina where only 12.4 
per cent of the eligible voters participated 
in the election. 

Against Illinois' 91.9 per cent election 
turnous stood poll taxed Tennessee's total 
percentage vote of 32.1! 

Wise politicians might just as well take 
notice and include an anti-poll tax plank 
in his platform. 

• * » 

Worth repeating . . . from The Missis- 

"Free speech, freedom of the press, free- 
dom of worship, a free ballot to control 
our attempt at democratic government, im- 
partial justice and an equal opportunity 
to all, regardless of race, class creed or 

American concept of freedom that we may 
have to fight to preserve. 


I saw a man on the Pickwick floor the 
other night who was drunk. He was 
obviously and objectionally drunk. Of 
course he was happy as a Hilltopper with 
a free cut in geology, but he was still 

so far advanced. But our point is, let us 
live up to the name which the British 
have given us. Let us be Uncle Shylock. 
Let us demand some security for the mon- 
ey which we shall lend. The British are 
now, in their need, ready to pledge any- 
thing that they possess, but after they are 
once more secure it is quite likely that 
they will treat these loans as they did the 
ones made during the last war. 

The British have many possessions which 
could serve for collateral. The suggestion 
that some of the British West Indian Islands 
be put up has brought forth the comment 
that they would be financial liabilities. 
But, this would be overcome by their 
strategic value and also by the fact that 
theri transfer would lessen the possessions 
of European powers in this hemisphere and 
thus remove us a little further from their 
quarrels. Besides these, the British Empire 
has almost five billion dollars invested in 
this country and owns many important 
American industries. 

When questioned about the possibility of 
collateral for the proposed loans, certain 
officials of our government are reported 
to have said that it is not "polite" for 
sovereign governments to ask collateral 
when lending money to each other. 

It is our opinion that in this case past 
experience has shown us that the ordinary 
conventions regarding such matters or this 
sort are a little out of date. 

We hope "Uncle Shylock" gets his pound 
of flesh. He has certainly paid for it. 

"Are people who unconsciously voice 
anti-Semitisms and treat the Negro as a 
lower animal proper guardian of American 

"American society cannot be overhauled 
into perfection overnight as a means of 
defense against those forces which threaten 
to destroy its traditional bulwarks. But 
Americans can come to a realization that 
every denial of our liberties, however 
slight, is a blow at our defense. Americans 
who do not personally practice democracy 
are the most deadly of all fifth columnists." 

• * • 

Of all jokes and puns being made at the 
expense of the Italian soldiers, Winchell's is 
the best. 'All roads lead to Rome," he 
says, "and the Italians must believe it." 
Also Mussolini's motto, "Nothing can stop 
us," as an insignia between their shoulder 
blades is apparent only to the enemy 
through a cloud of dust. 

• • • 

Opinion of Prince Herbertus Zu Loe- 
wenstein, regarding the people who are 
fighting this war in Europe is that "they 
are tired and want to go home." 

The exiled German prince who spoke in 
Munger Auditorium Saturday night under 
sponsorship of the local Phi Beta Kappa 
chapter, declined to comment upon the fu- 
ture, but reitered his experiences in Italy 
and told of the pressing war atmosphere 
in France and England during the summer 
of 1939 shortly after his return from Amer- 

From the audience one gathered a pic- 
ture of a baffled, confused nobleman, turn- 
ed out of house and country, waiting for 
the day when he can gain back his vil- 
lages in Nazi Germany. 

His answers to such questions from the 
audience as "Why did Great Britain fail to 
help France as much as she promised?" 
"Do you think a united states of Europe at 
all possible?" "What about the war debt 
Great Britain owes us?" were diffident and 

drunk. The beauty of his jag was that he 
could wake up the next morning and be 
normal as the rest of us. 

I heard a preacher in church the next 

He was drunk too. 

He jerked me out of my fitful doze 
with wild eyed raving about temperance, 
or something. He consigned to eternal 
damnation an unusually large amount of 
people — more than usual for his hour on 
Sunday morning. What's more he caught 
me after church and raved on for twenty 
minutes more. I couldn't get rid of him 
with a shove like the other guy. I guess 
it's his Lread and butter though. And he's 
happy too. 

Then there was that fellow who makes 
a speech in chapel now and then. Taking 
a cut doesn't do you much good, cause 
you'll see his name splattered over front 
pages chanting the same stuff . . . talking 
about the horrors we're facing with labor 
unions, communists, and things. He stirs 
up a lot of trouble all over the place, 
makes people mad at each other, and never 
gets anywhere. He's drunk with an idea 
• • • got the blind staggers, or something, 
because he can't see through a big red 
barrier that he keeps throwing himself 
at. All he's got to do is step to the side, 
and he can walk right around it. 

That interesting old lady in chapel the 
other day had something. Of course, it 
wasn't original, but then it's these old 
things that stick around for so long that 
usually prove to be the things worth hav- 
ing. She said something about patriotism— 
and this can be any partizanship— not being 
enough. There aren't any ideas which are 
worth working up a hate about. 

We need a little more temperance- 
B. L. 

Th« Hilltop Nows 

P«g« ThrM 

News Sport Page 

Lester Gingold, Editor 


New Program Shows 
Value On Hilltop 

By John A. Reynolds 

As the Hilltop rests during a lull in the up to now ceaseless intram- 
ural program it gives us a chance to catch our breath and take inventory 
on the results of the program. 

Since Bill Battle and his program of universal activity hit the 
campus this fall over six hundred persons have actually taken part in 
the program. 

Two hundred and fourteen male 
students, not enrolled in freshman 
gym classes, have signed cards en- 
titling them to use the facilities 
provided for individual play. Coach 
Battle has made it his policy to 
drop his work and play ping pong, 
badminton, horseshoes, (you name 
it) with any one who wishes to play 
and can't find another person in 
the same mood. 

Since school started Munger Bowl 
has been the scene of 82 football 
games. This number doesn't include 
the number played by gym classes 
'cause we can't count that high, nor 
does it mention the countless games 
played by professors' sons and their 
cohorts around the fringes of the 
field. The volley ball courts have 
been smoothed out by the men and 
women participating in the volley 
ball tourneys of which there were 

Three hundred and two "birdies" 
were whipped to a frazzle by en- 
thusiastic badminton fans in the 
womens and mens open tourna- 
ments. Four horseshoe pits have 
been well worn and the shoes have 
their marks from practically con- 
stant use since their installment. This 
frats have been piling up points 
toward the cup given to the group 
that totals the most points during 
the year. The play in the independ- 
ent group hasn't been as active but 
the teams that have been active 
have shown some good form. It's the 
present plan to put the most active 
independent teams into the same 
league with the frats. 

Football manager Bill Hudson and 
the manager for fall sports. Laney 
Cowan, have finished their jobs and 
will receive their lettered sweaters 
next Wednesday in chapel. John 
Graham who managed the volley 
ball tourney will also receive the 
reward for his labors. These boys 
have had no assistants and Coach 
says he's liable to turn the manager 
jobs to N.Y.A. boys. This is just a 
warning to you guys that have am- 
bitions of helping run the program 
next year. 

Up-to-date the program has been 
functioning smoothly and the prob- 
lem now confronting the program 
mentors is where to hold the basket- 
ball tournaments. If you have a 
living room 80 by 100 with a high 
ceiling and your mother won't mind 
a couple of baskets tacked up on the 
wall, PLEASE let Battle know 
"cause he's liable to get gi ay-headed. 

All you guys and gals keep train- 
ing over the holidays so you'll be 
ready to play after we get back. 

Prof Champs 

Men are superior to women, or is 
it vice versa? 

The whole argument of the sexes 
was brought up recently when 
Coach Bill Battle, while lecturing 
to his Physical Ed. class on Intra- 
murals, said "men are superior to 
women because of their physical 
make-up and therefore are much 
better in sports." 

That was the limit as far as Mar- 
brey Payne was concerned; she put 
down her knitting and opened on 
Big Bill saying, "A crack girls' 
volleyball team could beat the 
Faculty Champs any day in the 

"What," questioned Coach Battle, 
"you actually believe the girls 
would" stand a chance," and to his 
dismay Miss Payne said emphat- 
ically "Yes." 

Stunned by the audacity of his 
student, Coach Bill only smiled and 
said, "We'll see." 

That was two weeks ago and ac- 
cording to Marbrey she is trying to 
develop two or three more McCoys 
and Turners in her effort to pro- 
duce a winning team. 

When Coach Ben Englebert was 
told of the idea he only said, "My. 
my, such nerve, they wouldn't stand 
a chance. Why I'll bet—" and so 

Miss Turner was not hopeful over 
the women's cause but modestly 
said, "All we need is a few more 
as good as Gene and me and we'll 
give 'em a darn good fight. We 
reaPy fight." 

Latest rage in the ping-pong, badminton, and bridge playing intram- 
ural enthuasists of the campus is "whiffleball," the sport which calls 
for lusty lungs and puckered lips. In the above shot, a group of stu- 
dents on the Studae terrace blow hard to keep the ball from leaving 
the table on their side of the net.— Photo by Cranshaw. 

Pi Phis Lead 
Sports With 

1610 Points 

The Pi Phi's arrow is climbing 
higher and higher as the girls top 
the list in the women's sports on 
the campus. 

Totaling 1610 points, they lead 
their nearest competitors, the K. 
D.'s, by 600 points. The Theta U.'s 
fall in line next with 660 points to 
their credit. The Pi Phi's gained 
their lead by winning both the 
tennis and the ping-pong tourna- 
ments. K. D.'s were runners-up in 
tennis, and the Theta U.'s won sec- 
ond in ping-pong. 

Leading women athletes from the 
independent group are: Catherine 
Grubbs with 135 points (she won 
the horseshoes tournament); Alene 
Belcher, with 110 points, and Jean 
Arnold, who has 85 points. 

Sorority sport stars are running 
neck-and-neck. Three girls are tied 
for first place— Wita Jones, K. D., 
and Virginia Evins and Virginia 
Jackson, both Pi Phi's, have piled 
up 270 points each. Two other Pi 
Phi's. Katherine Moriarty and Ethel 
Morland, are tied for second place, 
each with a total of 195 points. 


Badminton Play 

The Studae continues to be the 
scene of some lively games as the 
Singles Badminton Tournament is 
replaced by the Doubles. 

The following matches are to be 
played by Friday, December 13: 
Martha Gary Smith and Martha 
Anne Paty vs. Wita Jones and Caro- 
line Jones; Ethel Morland and Vir- 
ginia Jackson vs. Rosalyn Richie 
and Margaret Jones; Alene Belcher 
and Gwendolyn Brannon vs. Felicia 
McLaughlin and partner. 


AU-Frat Team 
To Play One 
From Howard 

Howard versus Southern— The 
Panthers versus the Bulldogs! 
Who says, "It can't happen here." 
Evidently with the end of col- 
legiate football many students 
thought the Howard-Southern foot- 
ball rivalry at an end but to the 
surprise of everyone that rivalry is 

The All-Fraternity Hilltop team 
has challenged the All-Fraternity 
team from Howard and the result is 
a game to be played next Tuesday 
afternoon in Munger BowL 

This All-Fraternity team was se- 
lected by the Hilltop fraternities 
two weeks ago and includes the 
best pigskin talent on the campus. 
Independent players will also be 
used to supplement the Frat team 
as some of the most outstanding 
players come from their rank. 

Peck Sands will captain the 
Southern Stars, as he was the unani- 
mous choice of the squad. George 
Brown will serve as alternate cap- 
tain and hold down the fullback 

Muriel Johnson, Sports Editor of 
the Howard Crimson, with the aid 
of his associates is selecting their 
team and the starting line-up will 
be announced at game-time. 

Coach Bill Battle and Ben Engle- 
bert will coach the Southern team 
and will have a squad of 25 players 
to choose from. Backs include Tom 
Cleveland, Stuart Carlton, George 
Brown, Peck Sands, Don Winfield, 
Fred Harrison and George Harper. 

Linemen include J. A. Reynolds, 
H. Heflin, Dixie Howell, Fred Kim- 
brough, Aston, Cooper and Ware. 

The first meeting of the Varsity 
Debate Squad will be Friday at 
2 o'clock in Munger 305. The 
question this year is Resolved: 
That the Nations of the Western 
Hemisphere bound themselves 
into a permanent alliance. All 
persons interested please 
there on time. 


Sorority Volleyball Schedule 
Friday, December 13— ZeU Tau 

Alpha vs. Theta Upsilon. 
Wednesday, December 18, 3:30— 

Alpha Chi Omega vs. Gamma 

Phi Beta. 

The K. D.'s have a bye in the 

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These same rates prevail for that holiday date. 

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More Poll 

Duchess Is OK, But... 

By Joyce Siniard 

It was quite a shock to look on the assignment board and see "Sin- 
iard — dirt column feature."— I yelled, "Gosh! Cash! do I have to tell 
what I think of that thing?" Greatly to my relief, I was supposed to find 
the students reactions to it, again. 

As soon as I reached English I started to work. Pat Clancy says, 
"Well, last weeks "Duchess" certainly filled my definition of a dirt col- 

I turned to Eugenia Wall with an 
evil gleam in my eye plus a "What 
do you think, dear?" At this, Eu- 
genia shrieks, "Don't quote me!" 
Finally, she broke down and said, 
"Well, at least it was informative." 

Bob Lively says, "Confidentially, it 
stinks!" It couldn't be because of 
Maizie, could it Bob? 

"What the business manager 
thinks obviously has no bearing on 
the paper," growls Tom DHL Gin- 
gold explains this attitude by say- 
ing, "Dill was slighted last week." 
The "Duchess" should see that such 
a catastrophe doesn't happen again. 

It seems that Charlie "Baby-Face" 
"Mighty Like A Rose" Turner was 
not carried away by the literary 
genius of the "Duchess". With ref- 
erence to a certain piece of dirt 
Happy West says, "Can Turner help 
it if he has sex appeal?" 

John A. Reynolds protects Dor- 
othy Irving by saying, "The 'Duch- 
ess' should not go into personalities 
so deeply." 

It seems that Helen Keiser should 
break down and tell us what she 
means. "I think it went too far, 
because I know one person it hurt 
terribly." See if you can get it out 
of her, we're quite interested. 

Charlie Yancey says, "I didn't 
read it!" Wake up and live, Mr. 

Sports Editor Gingold groans, 
"That was terrible, just terrible. 
Such slams!" 

Photographer Jake Cranshaw 
says, "The 'duchess' should be 
ashamed to sign that rot she (?) 

"How about that? That's all I can 
say" gasps Martha Gary Smith. 

Cornered in the cafeteria, Glen 
Jenkins admitted, "I think it was a 
tiny bit more insulting than Jimmy 
Fidler a/id that's carrying it a lit- 
tle bit too far. It sounds like the 
"Duchess" went slumming!" 

Forrest Little said "Hump!" I 
think that's what it was. 

Dick Blanton came out with this 
startling information, "At the mom- 
ent, I have no comment for the 

"Happy" West was very enthu- 
siastic in his praise of the column, 
"I loved it. It was the best dirt 
column of the year. Why do you 
have dirt columns, if they aren't 





302 N. 20th St 

Birmingham, Ala. 

Continued from Page One 

and enlightening part of the ques- 

Said one girl about men, "God did 
his best, but somebody slipped up!" 

Another contributed "The men are 
all right if you use them right!" 

The boys merited such adjectives 
as "high-schoolish," cynical", im- 
mature," "follow-the leaderish and 
provincial", "sloppy," "good willie 
buggers," and even some "o. k.'s 
and extra special's". 

One Co-ed stated, "They can go 
to . . . while they're young and can 
enjoy it." 

Two girls obligingly rated the fra- 
ternities according to their likes and 

KA— nice to you if you go with 
one — good athletes, hard workers 
and lots of fun, but social climbers. 

SAE— as a group too darn snooty, 
but as individuals o.k. 

ATO — too studious, no sense of 

Lambda Chi— good athletes, at 
least they try to be. 
Delta Sig— too few in number. 
Pi KA — an up and coming frat 
and will soon be very good. 

Beta Kappa— don't date girls on 

Non-frat— usuaiiy pretty swell 

If the girls didn't think much of 
the boys, then see what the boys 
think of the fair damsels who haunt 
the Hilltop: 

One young gentleman remarked, 
"They should wear old-fashioned 
bloomers to fit their personalities 
and actions." A poet in the crowd 
contributed, "I think they are sweet, 
kind, and full of wit, What I can't 
stand is the way they knit." Coeds 
were called everything from the 
"best dancers in the South" to "a 
bunch of drips", to "a fine group 
of cultured Christian ladies". Did 
you know that "as a whole the girls 
are friendly and have exceptionally 
nice complexions?" A hint to the 
wise, gals . . . one young man says 
Southern coeds are "fine for a good 
time, but few here to be considered 
for marriage"! A compliment comes 
as one student says, "Too many 
charming ladies here; men are in a 
hopeless quandary"; while aonther 
is more modern with "fair and 
warmer". Feminine faults are cata- 

Yoseph Club 
Is Unique 
On Campus 

They started out early in the 
evening to see a movie. 

They staggered back to the Hill- 
top in the wee, small hours of the 

And so the Yoseph club was 

Six students, Marbrey Payne, 
John Whiting, James Hatcher, Myra 
Ware Williams, C. H. Hunt and 
Wyatt Jones all started out with the 
best intentions in the world of 
merely going to the show, and com- 
ing home, but it seems that fate 
had other plans in store for them. 
They started with the movie, but 
then there was the concert in the 
bus terminal, the race to the fire, 
hitch-hiking in a patrol car, and 
finally the successful hunt for a 
fugitive from justice. So, over cof- 
fee at Thompson's, the crowd de 
cided to organize a "good time" 
society, that other such evenings of 
fascinating adventure would follow. 

This society is novel in that all 
procedures are reversed: to become 
a member of the Yoseph Club, one 

1. Rush the club members. 

2. Give supper parties for the 
members at Thompson's, the "Fra- 
sority house." 

3. Furnish the members with 

Th« Hilltop Hews 


Rest Ea sy, Gir ls 

Howard Not Married 

By Cornelia Banks 

Rumor that leader of sewing circles and chief member of bull ses- 
sions, is spreading her tales on the Hilltop along with Claud M. Reeves- 
fertilizer. * _ 

Or hadn't you heard yet that John Howard was a married man'' 



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When You're 
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• Hamburgers 

• Soft Drinks 

The Downtowner 

119 N. 19th St. 

logued by a writer who maintains 
that "Southern girls are: (1) too 
dumb; (2) too babyfied; (3) too 
few; and (4) too too." 

Not to be outdone by girls who 
rate frats, one man turned in a 
chart of sororities: 
AOPI — nice girls — too nice. 
ZTA— nice girls— string men, friend- 

KD — nice girls, string men, stuck-up 
Pi Phi— undermine Hilltop News- 
sweet girls 
Gamma Phi— don't mix well— nice 

to be with 
Alpha Chi— inferiority complex for 

no reason — o.k. 
Theta U.— athletic— too few 
XNon-sororiiy — a general mixture. 

4. Hitch rides for the members 
in passing automobiler being sure 
that said automobiles are possessed 
of radios. 

5. And finally, the would-be ne- 
ophyte must develop an accent be- 
fitting a native of the old country. 

Phone 3-7236 


413 N. 21st Street 
Birmingham, Ala. 


To Your Favorite 

For your private parties, we 
will furnish any records re- 

Automatic Rock-Ola 
Phonographs for Rent 


102 North 18th St. 
Birmingham, Ala. 
Phones 4-3351 — 4-3352 

But don't lose heart, you 
who fall for his charming grin, he's 
still foot loose and fancy free, or 
claims to be. 

You see, it all started last week- 
end when John paid a visit to Sarah 
Shepard, blonde Gamma Phi who's 
doing graduate work at the Univer- 
sity of Maryland. 

John, having an extra penny and 
a pencil, wrote Bob Murray a post 
card in pencil, and Bob (a friend 
indeed) proceeded to erase part of 
John's worthy sentiments, and stick 
in some untrue ones, quote "I was 
married Sunday" (moral always 
correspond in ink a la Emily Post). 

Bob figured he needed some back- 
ing up on this little community 
project, so he called in Kincaid (al- 
ways eager to help) and some of 
the boys in the anatomy lab, who 
agreed to spread the juicy bit of 

They spread it all right, for by 
Saturday everybody was telling ev- 
erybody else, and lots of hearts 
were being put in splints. 

It was making a swell subject of 
conservation, when here comes John 
back to school to spoil the whole 

Firmly denying all rumours, he 
continues to grin disarmingly, and 
even refuses to admit a mere en- 
gagement. Aw heck! now we haven't 
got anything to talk about. 

So ends the little tale of romance, 
or what have you? And we're sorta 
glad— how about the rest of you 
flirting females? 


Campus Gals 
Knit Socks 
For Soldiers 

Those giant stockings the knitters 
have been working on lately 
weren't inspired by the rapidly ap- 
proaching visit of Santa Claus. They 
are for the British soldiers, who 
are the inspiration for most of the 
knitting now being done on the 
campus. And practically all the 
girls are knitting. There's just some- 
thing fascinating about knitting for 
some man you don't know. You can 
make him so wonderful in your 
imagination. He's always tall and 
handsome — but back to knitting. 

The A. O. Pi's, one of the "Y. W" 
hobby groups, and the "Out-of- 
Town-Girl's Club" are all "relief 
knitters." None of them seem to 
mind the drab colors. The supply 
of sweaters, scarfs, and mittens is 
growing rapidly. It seems the Brit- 
ish Relief Society allows the girls 
to enclose a letter in each article, 
and that's definitely an incentive 
to fast knitting. 

But there's another reason— you 
see, when a professor calls you 
down for knitting in class, a little 
story about the poor British soon 
brings him around to your side. 



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Page Five 

Ch ock Full 

Campus Christmas 
Calendar Crammed 

Everybody needs a Christmas tree to decorate for the parties that 
are being planned for the holiday season. It seems that the sororities 
and fraternities got original and all decided they'd have Christmas 
parties. We don't know whether or not the trees will hold out, but it's 
safe to bet there'll be plenty of fun involved. 
Kappa Delta 

"A lovely affair" is the verdict 
given to the K. D.'s on their tea 
dance at Nancy Lum's December 7. 
Milton was there, also Debs for at- 
mosphere. The K.A.'s enjoyed the 

refreshments; the S.A.E.'s also got the twenty-third, with 
their share due to their numbers. tne j r house. 

Delta Sig r^™ „uj 

Members of Delta Sigma Phi wore 
white carnations in their lapels The Gamma Phi's seem to be out- 
Tuesday, December the 10th, at doing themselves this week; Last 
their Founder's Day banquet at the Saturday afternoon, they had a very 
Molton Hotel. Speakers for the oc- successful benefit bridge party at 
casion was alumnus Carl Meebes, the Tutwiler Hotel. Refreshments 
Birmingham attorney. Members at- 
tending were: Carroll Truss, John 
Graham, John Huddleston, Dee 

Moody, Ed Coury, Connie Coupland, teenth. the girls will entertain them- 

with dinner in their little 

throwing a New Year's Eve party, 
the details of which are so juicy 
that they have all been censored. 
The Betta Kappa boys, too, will cel- 
ebrate the yuletide the night of 

a party at 

Christmas trees for every brand and flavor of party are the order of 
the day on the Hilltop, as the various organizations begin tun. plans 
for the round of activities which will take place during the holidays. 
In the above picture, a choice tree is selected from the campus by, left 

were served to all attending, and 
Mr. Kincaid won first prize, a pot- 
ted plant. Friday night the thir- 

And December the twenty-sixth, 

Robert Mowry, Orian Truss, Bill selves 
Vance, Henry Aston, Luke Austin, room 
Walter Cornelius, Frank Lane, Troy 
Thompson, Joe Bakis, Bill Morrow, Gamma Phi pledges will give the 
and Lewis Crance. Dr. R. S. Poor, actives a tea dance at Miles' Studio, 
faculty member, turned over his Helen Hurst, pledge prexy, is 
duties as fraternity advisor to Pro- charge of all arrangements, 
fessor W. E. Glenn. 

Kappa Alpha 

Banquet Looks Good 

Jack Cale, of Acipco fame, has an- 
other date with Alice Wise. Dyer 
Carlysle, is still undecided, and we 
won't make any bets. Doss Cleve- 
land is trying to catch a ride with 
Ardis out to Bessemer so he can 
bring his dream girl, but Ardis says 
he doesn't want company. Good 
old dependable Tom Cleveland is 
importing Sarah Layden again. 
Johnny Cooper and Jimmy Cooper, 
shall we say, are still trying to line 
up the Schwartz sisters. 

Smiling Laney Cowan says he's a 
lucky man in being able to bring 
Liza Ogburn. P.K. (Baldy) Hamil- 
ton has contracted Rita Belle Fair 
for the fray. Bill Hotalen is an- 
other man with taste for outside 
talent, and he is importing from 
Chattanooga, Tennessee, Betty Sy- 
lar. Per as usual, cute Alma Nance 
will come with Earl Lackey, and 
ole "I'm happy" McGill will bring 
Frances Atkinson. Bob Morton has 
asked Pauline Brown and she will 
advance twenty points on the Dance- 
o-meter if she accepts. Southpaw Ed 
Neill will bring Miss Harriet Phil- 
lips, and Sexy Saxon Porch is 
bringing Celeste Meadows. 

Surprise! Surprise! Jimmy Pres- 
ton, the noted bachelor, has a date 
with charming Neely Ousler. Sam 
Reid, is taking Miss Anne Reynolds, 
and brother John A. has a date! It 
is with Miss Martha Anne Paty. 

The Stevenson boys, Horace and 


Blushing dates, not blushing brides, will be seated between the 
stiff-shirted KA's on the night of December the seventeenth. those twin blessings to a 

Delicious food and a spicy program will be served up to the mem- 
bers and their dates at the Church of the Advent at 6:30 next Tuesday 


to right, John A. Reynolds, Dorothy Irving, and Latrell Jones. 

Toastmasters Carlisle, McCul 

Alpha O. P. 

. — Highland Park will be the scene 

Friday the 13th will be a lucky of t anothe r tea dance, this time 

day for you if you go to the French 
movie, HEART OF PARIS and the 
French play, "L'Ecole des Belles 
Meres" to be given at Munger at 
3:45 and 8:30 P. M. 

The 13th is also the date for the 
Theta U's Progressive Dinner Party 

the A. O. Pis', when on January the 
first, the active members will honor 
the pledges. 


The Interfraternity Council will 
go in for an egg-nog party during 

Members and their dates will have the holidays. That figure of sobrie 

cocktails at Jo Brown's and salad at ty, Frank Dominick, will stand as 

Marguerite Osburn's. The main a sentinel on the outside to waylay 

course will be served at Wayne all suspicion of things that are go- 

Bynum's house, and the final stop ing on inside. 

will be for dessert and dancing at The newly formed Coed Club en- 
Jane Bayliss'. tertained the entire cast and crew 
Alpha Ch. responsible for "Night Must Fall", 
The Alpha Chris pledges also with a party on Thursday night, aft- 
chose Friday for their Christmas er the final performance, 
party honoring the actives. The The fifty-odd present enjoyed dan 
affair will be a dinner party at Dor- 
othy Garrett's, and members will 
bring gifts for the room. The Alpha 
Chis are proud of their new pledg- 

cing and good eats 

Sig Alph 


Lasater will play 

Chis are proud of their new pieag- "^laus to the SAE's, they hope, 
es, Willa Mae Panter and Carol ^ an thejr annual Christmas party. 

Jean Sutherland, who were honor- are very indefinite about 

ed last Friday with a dinner party *™ A J a nf thpir nartv or the wom - 
at Britlings. 

Exec. Council 

The Executive Council's Student 
Night Christmas Party will be De- 
cember 14. Recreation is to be of 
the typical Howell Heflin Variety 
and Mary Elizabeth Wiliamson is in 

charge of refreshments. Everybody — ca i en dar 
will receive a present, so you cant * ^ ^ aU 
lose on this one 

lough, Hamilton, and Reynolds will 
try to follow the precedent set in 
the past and give to those present 
a program that should be of inter- 
est to everyone. Last year's food 
for thought was furnished by Mess- 
ers. Borland, Luckie, and Morland. 
and the juiciest morsels are still 
being chewed by some of the more 
fortunate who heard it. This year's 
program promises to be a cross be 
tween Earl Carroll's Vanities and a 
Spicy Detective. 

After the toastmasters have con 
tributed their bit to the evening's 
entertainment. Coach Battle, a la 
Santa Claus, will hand out appro- 
priate presents to all. 

At the time of publication, only 
a few lucky damsels had been in 
vited: Jimmy Ardis is cranking up 
his old bus for a trip out to Besse- 
mer to escort Marion Bumgardener. 
(He's promised to fill up his gas 
tank before he leaves). Julian Bish 
op is trying his hand in the Leslie 
league again, to bring veteran Jean 
nette back to another round ta 
ble discussion of Phi activities. 

society editor, because they 
fail, are bringing Evelyn Lewis and 
Pam Cheatam— you match 'em. 
The crowning glory of the ban- 
Charlie Beavers (lucky boy) has a quet will be John Lumpkin, with 
date with beautiful Mildred Moore. Miss Jean Emond. 


Dolly Dale, Jr. 


The Pi K.A.'s Christmas Party 
(yes, there are a lot of 'em) will 
be at Hollywood Stables December 
16. There'll be a Christmas Parade, 
punch, cake, and presents too. 
Charlie Ware is Santa Claus and a 
fraternity quartet will sing carols. 

While the Pi K.A.'s are frolicking 
Monday, the same night the faculty 
is having their annual Faculty 
Christmas Dinner in the Student Ac- 
tivity Building. 

Note to all males who were hop- 
ing to get asked to the Pi Phi 
tramp party: It's been called off for 
this Friday, but pledges are plan- 
ning a big shindig for after the 
holidays, so put in your bids now, 

Alpha Tau 

The A.T.O.'s seem to be planning 
a very gala group of holiday par- j 
ties. First, their annual Christmas t 
party at the frat house is to come 
Off December the nineteenth; and ; 
then to wind up the season, they're \ 

the date of their party, or the wom- 
en they will be supporting at the 
time. Maybe Santa Claus Lasater 
is supposed to furnish presents, 
women and the date. 

We hope you will find dangling 
from your tree Christmas morning 
the very things you wish for— with 

filled to the 
brim." you" should all return in good 
spirits to the final exams. (Oh, Hap- 
py thought!). 

Victor Artistic 

Have Been 

Reduced from 
1-3 to 1-2 

and we have the largest 
stock in the state to select 
from We sell everything in 
All Kinds of 


403 N. 20th St. 


bodice on 
this white 
net formal 
with new 



Youth Adores 

Christmas comes but 
a year and this year Christ- 
mas is going to be bigger and 
better than ever before. It 
shouldn't be hard for the boys 
to select presents for their 
girls^his "year^ because Pizitz has gotten a 
complete stock of the conventional things for 
a young man to give a young lady. By the 
conventional things I mean flowers, books, 
candy, perfume and make-up kits. 

The type of gift a boy may choose has a 
lot to do with the way a girl may feel. I don't 
mean that if it isn't an expensive gift the 
girl will decide she is wasting her time, but 
I do mean that there are certain gifts that the 

average girl cannot accept from a boy, so 
boys if you stick to flowers, candy, books, 
perfume and make-up kits you won't go 

I looked for make-up kits and I found that 
you will be able to get them for a dollar up. 
These kits are quite the rage and since nearly 
all girls use make-up you can't miss is pleas- 
ing her. These kits are found in all the lead- 
ing make-up lines like Elmo, Seventeen, 
Harriet Hubbard Ayer and Daggett Ramsdell. These same 
lines are to be found in the five and ten dollar kits. Pizitz will 
make a special gift for you if you should want to have a certain 
line of cosmetics put in a different bag or kit. 

Perfume is always a gift that a girl would cherish for Christ- 
mas. I have never seen so many different kinds of perfume be- 
fore in my life and if you go to the perfume bar of Pizitz you 
can t go wrong in any selection that you might make. Some 
of the outstanding nerfumes are Worth's Je Revien', 'Jet*, 
Tweed', Miracle' and Schiaparelli's 'Shocking'. 

Jane Huddleston has said that Schiaparelli's 'Shocking' is 
her favorite perfume. Girls like perfume and any scent that 
you might get will thrill 'her' no end. 

Compacts, handkerchiefs, cigarette cases (provided the 
girl's family knows that she smokes), costume jewelry, flow- 
ers (corsages, roses, etc., are always welcome) and books are 
gifts that all girls would like to receive. By all means see 
Pizitz before you buy your Christmas presents because they 
have presents for everyone. 

Merry Christmas and a Joyful New Year, 

(adv.) Doll y Dale ' Jr - 


Page Six 

"He must have been a beautiful baby" is a pretty hard stretch of the 
imagination when applied to a number of the professors who grace 
our little campus. However members of Mortar Board and Alpha 
Lambda Delta plan to prove that even the profs were fairly cute when 
kids with their first annual baby show. In the above layout, at the 
top, are shown two versions of Dr. Harold Horton Hutson, while at the 
bottom are now and then shots of Mr. Douglas Hunt. You figure out 
which were taken when they were babies.— Photo by Culley. 



The Picture Problem 

By Jake Cranshaw 
Hilltop News Photographer 

Having calmly settled down to do a little of my favorite past time 
(eating) in the lunch room, in dashes John A. Renolds, insisting that a 
news picture has to be made immediately. And of course I yield to his 
pitiful pleading, convinced that he has everything arranged. 

I leave my favorite dish of corn 
beef and cabbage to take a picture. 
Out the door we dash, knocking 
down many poor innocent by-stand- 
ers, and after finally begging many 
pardons for scores of times, we 
come to the news office, which is 
closed for the day. 

Hither and thither we scamper, 
seeking one of the fortunate owners 
of a key to the office. Eventually, 
having worn shoe leather to a fraz- 
zle, we approach the maid who un- 
knowingly saves our lives by pro- 
ducing a key. Many attempts are 
made to grasp the method of open- 
ing the door but to no avail 
Through the transom I squirm and 
finally open the door and John A. 
and I dash to the scene of action. 

No spot was ever more deserted. 
In fact, so deserted that I could feel 
the emptiness. In other words there 
is nothing there to be photographed. 
With spirits low and thoroughly 
disgusted, I wandered back to my 
ice-box luncheon thinking serious- 
ly of giving up photography as a 
disappointing profession. 

Ritz Theater 

Now showing at the Ritz Theater 
is "They Knew What They Wanted," 
starring Carole Lombard and 
Charles Laughton, in a poignant 
romantic screen drama of the Cali- 
fornia grapelands. 

Laughton is a happy-go-lucky, 
rich rancher who goes to San Fran- 
cisco and falls in love with a blonde 
waitress, Lombard. 

Laughton starts corresponding 
with Lombard, signing the name of 
his worthless foreman, William 
Gargan, and finally persuades her 
to come and marry him. 

What happens as the three find 
their lives disrupted through a mis- 
step makes up the emotional con- 
clusion of this truly great film. 

Twelve New 
Frosh Place 
As Debaters 

A new roll call was made for the 
debaters last week when twelve 
new members signed up for the 
freshman debate squad. 

At their first meeting held in 
Munger last Tuesday the first year 
debaters discussed plans for the 
coming season. 

Arrangements for the squad to 
meet teams from Mercer, Emory, 
Auburn, Montevallo and other col- 
leges are being completed. In the 
meantime warm-up debates will be 
held with representatives of the 
local high schools. 

The subject chosen for their dis- 
cussion is, 'Teh Power of the Fed- 
eral Government should be In- 
creased." Debates among them- 
selves, each person taking both 
sides of the question, will be car- 
ried on in the coming meetings. 

The debating teams are a part 
of the activities carried on Yy the 
speech department and are operated 
under {he direction of Tau Kappa 
Alpha, national honorary speech 

New members of the freshman 
team are Lynelle Armstrong, Don 
Brush, Bibb Allen, James Barton, 
Bob Bragan, James Watts, Don 

Announcements of later meetings 
will be made, and anyone interested 
is urged to 


News Reporter Gets 
Facts About Maids 

By Banks and Jinette 

A sign in Ramsay's "Little Girls' Room" caught our eyes— signed 
"Susie, The Maid". We realized that the Hilltop News had never had 
an article devoted especially to the maids who are really four of the 
swellest people on the Hill. 

We caught Susie Allen pushing a mop down the halls of Ramsay— 
her cap askew as usual with a genial gleam shining thru her homrims. 

"Yes Ma'am, 'Southern's fine. I'se worked fo' years at Howard and I 
know I likes Southern best 'cause I'se a Meth'dist, myself." 

Since 1928, only yesterday accord- 1 "~" 

ing to Susie, she his been cleaning new 5i ue dress she's been wanting— 
up Ramsay from seven to five with and incidently, Hilltoppers 
an hour out to lunch — and has never help S 
yet had a fuss or cross word with Mary . 


Rushing into the Hilltop News of- 
fice we bumped into Cora Dark 
who gave us her "Don't forget me 

Wandering on over to Stockham 
we found Mary Jones in her usual 
cubby hole in the basement. For 
nine years Mary has been smiling 
at sorority girls as they come to 

on Christmas" smile as she struggled borrQw k frQm ner or tQ agk her 
to clean up the Thursday morning fe n 


Her main topic of conversation 
centered around her eighteen year 

old son who graduated from Parker An drew, Jr., 7-Mary has lived m 

Birmingham since 1922. She recalls 
the times when Mrs. Moore was 

Married, and with two boys- 
Willie James Jones, 16, and adopted 

High School last Spring and is now 
holding down a job. For twenty- 
two years Cora has been working— dean °* 
first in the silver pantry at the Tut- 
wiler Hotel, and for almost two 
years here at Southern. 

Says she, "Southern students as 
a whole are a fine bun 

She remembers once when Tom 
Dill came to her with his key to 
the News office, and told her he 
couldn't get the door unlocked. 
Cora, capable person, fitted the key 
into the door, it swung open, and 

and every morning 
used to come in and ask M?vy how 
she looked. 

One day Mary, as usual told her 
she looked fine; Mrs. Moore went 
of young ! on to class, and returned later for 
| Mary to discover she had on mis- 
matched shoes. From then on Mary 
has looked before she leaps. 

For Christmas she'll be glad to get 
anything outside of a fur coat or 
automobile. "You can tell those stu- 
dents that Mary says she ain't work 

the business manager of the H. N.| ing Wednesday, the 18th, but will 


Also working in the Library, and 
Munger, is Sadie Graham, who's 
been here only since last January. 
Sadie has lots of likes — Southern 
students, pie, riding, picture shows, 
and church most of all. On Christ- 
mas Eve her daughter, a Junior at 
Parker High, will be 13 years old, 
and Sadie plans to send her to col- 
lege. Sadie reports she has work- 
ed ever since her husband died five 
years ago, at first in a private home. 

On Christmas day down in her 
home in Smithfield Court Sadie is 
hoping that old Saint Nick will 
bring her enough money for that 

Training Attend 


Elevator Entrance, 1S11 1st Ava. 
Seaaiena Day and Night 


Happy New Year 


Tom Cummings, Prop. 
1926 First Ave., North 

jus' be here to receive. Be sho' 
to send somethin' over here Wed- 

Hats off to you, Susie, Cora, Sadie, 
and Mary— we think you're swell!! 

Jhm Hilltop Nsjwt 



To Talk South 

"Welcome to the Hilltop!", an- 
nounces a smooth-voiced young gen- 
tleman over Radio Station WAPl 
exactly at 5:15 each Saturday after- 

The words are the catch-line for 
a series of broadcasts by the "South 
Todayers" and the announcer is 
Cecil Parson. Each week a different 
group of professors plus two or 
three nervous students gather at 
the round-table in Mr. Mims' Stud- 
ack station and discuss the prob- 
lems of the South. 

Slated to speak tomorrow after- 
noon are Professors Abemethy, 
Shanks, Evans, Tower and McWil- 
liams and students Cecil Parson and 
Virginia Van der Veer. Robert Burr 
will take over the announcing 

The subject under discussions will 
be "Dissipation of Provincialism in 
the South," which means, in simple 
language, the break-down of sec- 
tional loyalties and the growth of 
the South into a definite part of the 

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the most unusual human beings 
ever brought to the screen — unusual 
because they are typical. 

This is the strange and wonder- 
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nowhere, a boy who trims "suckers" 
and thinks he's tough, a drunken 
playwright trying to play God, and 
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Hilltop Cuties Knit 
Away For Christmas 

Knit two, purl two, all over the campus, as Hilltop hags continue 
to ply the needles. 

But as December 25 and Santa Claus approach, coeds have become 
unselfish and begun knitting for others, to save wear and tear of shop- 
ping trips. 

Come Christmas a certain some- 1 

body away up at V.M.I. wffl be but the destination of the other is 
untying a pretty package and ohing unknown and una dmitted. 
and ahing over the brown sweater , .. Look what x did „ exclaims Mary 
Ethel Moreland has been carrymg Jane Morris proudly displaying the 
around with her recently. It s got all heel o£ a sockj which feall lookg 

sorts of fancy stuff around the jj^e a sock, 
sleeves and neck— and is perfectly 
huge. "You see, he wants it to turn 
up around the bottom," dreamily 
explains Tucky. 


They're made to fit her 

brother, John, who's almost i 

as M. J. M. herself. 

Clyde Gragg is working furiously 
Carrying funny-looking things to fi n j sn 

~- , iu uuisu a lovely blue sweater by 
around with her is Charlotte Meach- Christmas; it's going to look so 
am, who willingly explains that they pretty on Alma Nance( one of 
are mittens she's giving lucky pre cious things which comes in 
friends for St. Nick's day. In be- small pac k a ges. 
tween making several pairs herself, So on they knit> college 
she gives very original instructions C uties, and every now and then 
to Julia Thiemonge, who has to 0 ld Saint Nick, just to keep up the 
take hers out because of the little spirit of furii peeps over somebody's 
air holes she left in the ends. shoulder and sees that they drop a 

We bet our bottom dollar Gene stitch. 

"Tower type" McCoy is going to 

love the extra-fuzzy sweater Sister 

Sara is industriously making for I wrir Thoator 
her. It's got little blue spots in it, L y riC ,nedier 

and looks simply luscious — we The Lyric Theater is holdyig over 
know 'cause we sit next to it in for the week-end "Mark of Zorro." 
French class. In this most famous of all screen 

Pretty Carolyn Mason changes roles, Tryone Power scores his 
the tune, with an "I give myself greatest triumph, 
something for Christmas every The story is the famous and ex- 
year", and produces a baby blue citing tale of the night-riding masked 
angora sweater she's finishing for avenger who flourished in the most 
herself. exciting days of Old California, 

Not content with making lovely J leaving behind the jagged sword 
sweaters for themselves, Martha mark that struck terror to every 

M ■ | 

The Hilltop College Choir will perform again this weekend when it 
joins with the McCoy Church Choir to present the college's annual 
Candlelight Christmas Concert this Sunday. The service will be at 
McCoy at 5 p.m. Last week, the eighth annual Yuletide concert of the 
Independent Presbyterian Church found the Hilltoppers filling one of 
the T>rincipal choir lofts at the head of the congregation. In the above 
picture, bottom row, left to right, are Eleanor Grey, Jane Davis, Rosa 
Stewart, Georgia Phillips, Lucie Ford, and Barbara Callaway. On the 
top left row, left to right, are Ben Smith, Tom Dill, Billy Baxter, 
Charles Turner, James Hatcher, and Jack McGill. This 
forms madrigal selections, and the soloists for the varioi 
tions are selected from their number.— Photo by Lawson. 

Gary Smith and Mary Harris are 
working industriously on wine 
sweaters, which are beginning to 
look quite masculine. Bob Murray 

heart but one, that of the beautiful 
and gentle senorita, Linda Darnell, 
who gave him her love. 
Boasting the most spectacular ac 

will receive one (you guess which), , tion and sword play ever, Power's 


Puzzles Not So Tough 

You ought to go into the contracting business and try pasting col- 
umns on the front of gyms. 

These hunks of carved upon sand stone come in sections and in 
case the wrong piece of rock appear on top of the gym it draws forth 
more verbal demonstrations than produced by two tug boat captains try- 
ing to decide which end to pull on in order to get a camouflaged ship 
into port. 

But these guys building the gym i _ 
ain't so dumb and to keep from 
giving those pieces any extra rides 
they have a system all figured out 
that furnishes complete harmony 
between the ground crew and the 
upstairs men. 

The system is really very simple 
—any Southern student should be 
able to understand it — each column 
has a number and each section has 
a letter on it. All you got to do is 
put section B of column 1 on top 
of section A and cement— simple 
simple isn't it. But the union de- 
mands that the men be of higher 
intellect than that so instead of put- 
ting A on a section they put AZX 
and number it 457. It makes it 
tougher that way. 

They have some other labor sav- 
ing devices up at the new gym— 
you might try to get them to leave 
up the little elevator they haul 
cement on— it would save a lot of 

role is crammed with hard-riding, 
furious fighting, ardent romance, 
and climaxed by an unforgetable 
realistic duel with Basil Rathbone. 

Also in the picture are Gale 
Sondergaard and Eugene Pallette. 

Strand Theater 

At the Strand Theater last week, 
Lum and Abner proved to be so 
popular that the management is go- 
ing to hold "Dreaming Out Loud" 
over for the week-end. Ye olde 
Jot 'Em Down store is the scene of 
much of the action in this rib- 

Then, starting Sunday, the Ritz 
Brothers are going to take over in 
their latest— "Argentine Nights." 

Brooklyn jitter-bug technique and 
the South American conga are com- 
bined in a new dance creation in 
which you wiggle your shoulders, 
shuffle your feet and then swing 
out your arms like a gaucho throw- 
ing a rope. 

Imagine this with the Ritz Broth- 
ers and the Andrews Sisters, famed 
swing singers. 

But the best way for you to learn 
this new sensation is for you to go 
see these Ritz Brothers perform the 
dance at a musical festival in the 
Argentine while gauchos crack 
whips around their ankles. 

Winter Issue 
Of Quad To 
Come Soon 

The "Winter" issue of Quad will 
be on the library newsstands at 
the end of mid-term exam week, 
announce Editors Childs, Van der 
Veer and Lively. 

A new picture will grace the front 
a "payin" ad will take over the back 
cover and the magazine will con- 
tain four or five extra pages, ac- 
j cording to the gleeful editorial 
I board. 

A preview of second-issue articles 
discloses one off-the-campus discus- 
sion of "A Howard Man Looks at 
Southern," to be written by Amasa 
Windham, Howard graduate and at 
present a reporter for the Birming- 
ham Age-Herald. 

Some of that mysterious knowl- 
edge compiled by the eleven stu- 
dents of "The South Today" will be 
disclosed in an article by John 
Moriarty on one phase of the 
troubles of the South. 

A feature for co-eds especially 
will be the revelation by Nell 
Echols Burks on how to combine 
college and marriage successfully. 
An article entitled "Are the Greeks 
a Dying Race?" will be the succes- 
sor to the anonymous "I Knit in 
Class," which appeared in the first 

Martin Kruskopf, 1938 graduate, 
Phi Beta Kappa and Rhodes Scholar- 
ship Winner, is contributing an an- 
swer to the article by E. L. Holland 
in the Fall issue entitled "Little 
School, What Now?" 

'•fa it tke W 1 *, 


Final Exams 

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p.m., December 18, for those who 
have completed the ground school 
stage of aviation. The date for the 
secondary students' exam has not 
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by the ducke55 

well, here's the 
at it again 
while p e op le pray 
that they s not in 

first of all, stinkweeds in abund- 
ance to last week's duchess who was 
obviously either a pi phi or a pi phi 
sympathizer— the whole column was 
nothing but laud and honor for that 
sisterhood, and nasty remarks for 
any other one. . . 

it would also seem that a bit of 
overstatement was made — the kd 
tea dance was every bit as good as 
the first of the season, and the 
aforementioned good-looking women 
were there in an equal amount of 
abundance . . . and still more stink- 
weeds to the girls, and them we'll 
leave them alone for a while — they 
go around cooking up parties and 
inviting people, and then call the 
whole thing off. and uninvite peo- 
ple, and crush the feelings of thou- 
sands of poor benighted males who 
thought that at last they were mak 
ing a pi phi affair. . . 

we've been wondering for 
time whether or not connie cope- 
land and julia thurman had matri- 
monial intentions — well, we still 
don't know anything definite, but 
we will say that you can almost see 
cupid fluttering around the room 
every time they're together — so take 
it or leave it. . . did you know that 
rosalyn ritchie was one of charles 
(the great profile) turner's old 
flames— we didn't either — the cam- 
pus seems to be alive with his dis- 

carded women . . . wonder how long 
it'll be until the current one is also 
a thing of the past . . 

for Courtney's benefit, "georgus 
says that she and julian are "just 
friends" . . . relieved, court? 
isn't it amazing the way raiph rus- 
sell collects women? maybe he's 
planning to start a harem of his 
very own to complete with 
in the beauty parade. . . 

last week, in this column, it 
stated that a certain student was 
seen at a certain place in a certain 
condition and a professor's name 
came right after . . . the implica- 
tion was that the professor was in 
the same condition ... we wish to 
take this opportunity to state that 
he was not. . . 

all the members of the co-ed's are 
breezily sporting brand-new pins 
this week, and they certainly are 
good-looking . . . either the gals or 
the pins . . . incidentally, it was a 
lovely gesture on the part of the 
co-eds to entertain members of the 
"night must fall" cast and crew at a 
party . . . they tell us a swell time 
was had by all . . . when it takes a 
new campus group to think up some- 
thing nice like that to do for some- 
body else, it seems to look like the 
sororities are too wrapped up in 
themselves and their own selfish in 
terests, doesn't it? oh, blasphemous 
thought! . . . 

an all-high has been reached by 
the professors in blushing this week, 
as one by one, they reluctantly 
bring their baby pictures to school 
to turn in for the mortar board con- 
test . . . anyone would think they 
were international jewel thieves, 
the way they smuggle those beam- 
ing examples of infant pulchritude 
around and pray that no one will 
see them . . . but then, it probably 
is demoralizing to professional dig- 

nity to have to let the whole world 
see that they, too, were once bare 
babes on a bear rug. . . 

and now lewis crance is joining 
the ranks of the ball-and chainers, 
pretty soon, the female element of 
the hilltop will have to find an 
"angel farm" to turn to . . . we, the 
duchess have come to the conclusion 
that nice things always come in 
pairs, latest evidence of this being 
the riddell sisters ... that dignified 
looking young gentleman, a new- 
comer to the hilltop, that has set all 
feminine hearts aflutter is from 
Jacksonville, florida, and a bona fide 
radio announcer . . . no, girls, he 
isn't that campus casanova, rupert 
the runt, we the duchess thought so 
too, at first. . . 

and speaking of rupert, we, the 
duchess are going to lose our few 
remaining friends, as they will all 
become horribly jealous women 
when they hear that we, the duch- 
ess, have not only learned the iden- 
tity of that dream man, but have 
met him, and, have had not one, but 
two clandestine rendezvous with 
him ... oh, girls, the joy of think- 
ing deep thoughts with rupert over 
the foamy beauty of a quadruple 
combination malted milk and ba- 
nana split. . . 

m ystery of the week ... *• even 
got the dean worried, he too, saw 
the automobile belonging to one 
pete tankersley driving up behind 
the dormitory, without pete, and he, 
too, thought it was a bit peculiar 
it seems that the hilltop's ideal 
couple, mitchell prude and mary 
beth powell went on a non-speaking 
strike last week, but now every- 
thing is rosy again. . . 
the duchess of dirt 
the great 

stinkweeds to you know who it 
was we put in before, for being 
just who he was before, and still 
is. . . stinkweeds to the army for 
taking our dearly beloved editor 
away from us . . . stinkweeds to 
helen hughes for chatteringonand- 
onandon in that maddening little 
sweet-and-simple little soprano 
voice and never saying anything. . . 
stinkweeds to sam russell for sleep- 
ing with his hair in curlers . . . 
stinkweeds to joe Tiorn for being 
so very, very good-looking . . . 
stinkweeds to bill hudson for being 
so very, very charming and attrac- 
tive . . . neither one of them ever 
give the other boys a chance. . . 

to julian bishop for that 

cute, cute smile of his ... he ^ 
gives the other boys a 
either . . . stinkweeds to evei 
for everything. . . 

congratulation to aanuny pro** 
our selection we wont me it 
since he beat bob 
we expect a rood Job 
but you can always judge a tre*k- 
its fruit ^ 

the above was contributed by w 
hudson ana joe horn, campaia 
managers for the defeated candi 
date, mr. lively . . . orchids to both 
of them for accepting defeat*, 
graciously . . . also apparently run. 
ning in the election were maurice 
speed, who was third with 
votes, and one james saxon childe* 
who brought up the rear with all of 
one vote ... we just wonder if 
staart and latrell ever really pi a . 
any bridge on those long winter 
evenings when they go over to see 
ethelyn and marion to play bridge. 

our "own" mcpherson had a 
date with a boy from sewanee 
named longnecker for the kd tea 
dance and they didn't show up 
stinkweeds to the duchess 
we don't like her as much as 
the fellow who puts crumbs 
in the beds of his chums 

be on crutches 



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